1934-35 Melbourne Centenary Florin EF
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- Struck to commemorate 100 years of Melbourne and Victoria
- Features a unique reverse design by acclaimed artisan George Kruger Gray
- Also bears an obverse portrait never seen again in Australian coinage!
- Scarce, with many of the small mintage melted down
The sterling silver 1934-35 Centenary Florin was struck to celebrate the centenaries of Melbourne and Victoria. Issued during the throes of the Great Depression, this coin paired an eye-catching reverse design with an obverse portrait never again seen on Australian coinage. An intriguing piece of Australia's numismatic puzzle, this coin divided opinion upon release - but is highly prized by collectors today.
A man on a prancing horse, naked but for a wreath in his hair, and holding a torch… the reverse motif of the 1934-35 Centenary Florin certainly commanded attention. Designed by George Kruger Gray, this unapologetically symbolic design spoke volumes of pride, optimism and progress. However, it was not to the taste of everyone.
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