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1947 Proof Florin

George VI


In 1937 the florin series was met with Kruger Gray's design which features a decorated coat of arms at the centre of the reverse, FLORIN up the top, and AUSTRALIA down below, with the year of issue just above that. After the coronation of King George VI in 1937, the obverse changed to the uncrowned bust of King George VI facing to the left and the legend, GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP ('George VI, by the grace of god, Ruler and King of Britain, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India'), which was used up until 1948 and then changed after of the independence of India. Date set collectors will have no problems completing the series with the key date, the 1939 being readily available in lower grades, though it is very difficult to source in mint state . In upper grades, type set collectors would find best value in the 1944-S, 1946, and 1947 florins, though all 3 dates are plagued by bagmarks. Florins in this series were struck at the Melbourne and San Francisco mints with the latter identifiable by an 'S' for San Francisco above the date.

The inscription around the inner edge of the coinSurface marks caused by impact from other coins during the handling process before the coin enters circulationThe tails side of the coin
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