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.

(37514)

SKU 37514
Barcode # 9350659002667
Brand Downies

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