Obverse:||King GEORGE VI - Design by Thomas H. Paget.|
Legend: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX: FIDEI DEF.
Reverse:||Sword & Mace - Design by William Leslie Bowles.|
Legend: AUSTRALIA 1901 1951 - FLORIN
|Edge:||Reeded - continuous mill.|
|Weight:||11.30 grams (174.5 grains).|
|Size:||28.5 mm (diameter).|
|Composition:||.500 Silver - 50% Silver, 40% Copper, 5% Zinc, 5% Nickel.|
|Silver Content:||.1818 oz.|
|Mintage:||2,000,000 - Melbourne.|
1951 FEDERATION COMMEMORATIVE FLORIN
Issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the Federation of the States of Australia, inaugurated in 1901.
In 1995, the design on the reverse of the coin was used as a privy mark on a 1995 2oz silver bullion coin.
In 1998, the Canberra mint released a .999 Silver Florin/Twenty Cents frosted proof coin with a reverse design struck from a modified die used for the production of the 1951 Federation florin reverse.
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