Daily Coin # 84 A 1954 Australian Florin

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Today I present another wonderfully busy Australian coin . The last of their type to be minted in Melbourne before the switch to decimal coinage these 1953 - 1963 Elizabeth the second florins were made of 50 % silver , weighed 11.31 grams , and were 28,50 mm in diameter . Total mintage for this coin (53-63) was 108,826,000 . The religious title “FIDEI DEFENSOR” or “F:D” was removed from Elizabeth II coinage in 53-54 but the public outcry was such that it returned in 56 and stayed till 63 .
The obverse of this coin features of course the bust of a young Elizabeth ll facing to the right with a laurel in her hair . The words "+ ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRATIA REGINA" which translates to "Elizabeth II by the Grace of God, Queen" .20180615_094321.jpg
The reverse of this coin shows us a very nice Australian coat of arms ( each panel in the shield represents a state of Australia at the time) flanked by a kangaroo (left) and an emu (right) topped by a crown and the word FLORIN (which is split by the cross on the crown) Below is the date, and the word 'AUSTRALIA'. In the fields are golden wattle branches.
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The edge of this coin is reeded
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Thank you for reading and upvoting my post . mikegpo
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Another beautiful Australian coin!

Thank you for your kind words Ronaldo !!😁