Obverse:||Queen Elizabeth II - Design by Mary Gillick.|
Legend: ELIZABETH. II. DEI. GRATIA. REGINA +
Reverse:||Kangaroo & Lion - Design by William Leslie Bowles.|
Legend: AUSTRALIA FLORIN - 1954
|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.|
1954 Royal Visit FLORIN
Issued to commemorate the first visit to Australia of Elizabeth II as sovereign.
In 1995, the design on the reverse of the coin was incorporated as a privy mark on a 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 1954 Royal Visit florin reverse.
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