The 1910 Florin was both a single year issue due to Edward VII's death and the first year of Australian coinage. This made it a very popular issue but unlike the other 1910 denominations, it isn't readily available in mint-state and while available in circulation grades, it is still difficult to source at a good price. Although the high denomination of the Florin ensured that it did not see as much circulation as the other denominations, only a single 40 mint-state horde was found. It would seem unlikely that more than 100 mint state examples have survived despite the mintage of 1,259,250.
The first batch of 1910 coins, which included threepence, sixpence and florins, arrived in Sydney in October 1910
(Cruzi's Coins, 2005). This would seem to explain the similar surface characteristics between those three denominations, while the shillings tended have more
averaging at MS62 to MS63. Due to their size, the florins do tend to have heavier bagmarks which preclude higher grades.
The first 112 coins issued by the Commonwealth of Australia were reserved as specimens or presentation pieces
(Noble Numismatics, 2000), many being found with a presentation box though other than provenance or accompanying material (such as presentation box or letters) there is little that can be used to differentiate them from normal circulation strikes. Without such evidence, they are generally sold as circulation issues although the superior strike and surfaces would no doubt command premiums for the coins anyhow.
MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64MS651910 1,259,250631101201501704708209301,2003,2005,100Mintage1910 Specimen28Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.