Australia's inaugural commemorative coin, the 1927 Canberra Florin, holds the distinction of being both the nation's first of its kind and perhaps its most aesthetically pleasing. Renowned artist George Kruger Gray's exceptional reverse motif lends unparalleled beauty to this sterling silver coin, which was minted in honor of the opening of Parliament House on May 9. In a breathtaking almost Uncirculated condition, the coin's allure is undeniable.

Originally produced in a limited quantity of two million, it was believed that this figure would be sufficient. However, on the designated day, Australians flocked to Commonwealth Banks across the country, forming long queues in their eagerness to acquire this treasured piece. Within a mere nine months, the majority of the mintage had vanished, a testament to the unmistakable popularity of the Canberra Florin.

The revered craftsmanship of George Kruger Gray is evident in the intricate details of the reverse motif, further enhanced by the precious metal composition. In an astonishingly beautiful Extremely Fine condition, it becomes readily apparent why this predecimal coin captured the hearts of the nation upon its release.


SKU 15513
Barcode # 9350659002445
Brand Downies

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