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Florin

1956 - 63

Elizabeth II

Type II

The Kruger Gray reverse design continued into this type right until the introduction of decimal currency with the conclusion of the florin series in 1963. This type features a slightly reworded obverse legend, ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F:D ('Elizabeth II, by the grace of god, queen, defender of the faith'), due to public outcry that the previous type omitted FIDEI DEF ('defender of the faith'). All dates in the series are easy to acquire in mint state, though the 1956, 1959, and 1963 florins are quite scarce in the upper mint state grades; the 1956 usually has a price to match. Most other dates are reasonable easy to acquire at or above MS63 with mint rolls being found of all years from 1958 to 1963, and a few 1957 rolls (Pacific Rim Coins, 2002). All dates in the series were struck at the Melbourne Mint and do not display any mintmarks.

The heads side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinA marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coin(Pacific Rim Coins, 2002)The tails side of the coinCurrency in equivalent units of base 10a facility that produces coins

Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. MintageAU50AU55AU58MS621956 8,090,000253342931957 9,278,000363941621958 8,972,000333637461959 3,500,000272931521960 15,760,000222325391961 9,452,000162227401962 13,748,000303334411963 12,002,00024272940Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. MintagePR621956 Proof1,0002001957 Proof1,2561101958 Proof1,5061401959 Proof1,5061501960 Proof1,5091301961 Proof1,5061301962 Proof2,016931963 Proof5,042100Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. MintageSP641956 Specimen500240Values 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.