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Rare Coin Watch – of 1951 Commemorative Florin November 25, 2011

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25th Nov 2011

One of The Great Collection with Historical Value

Many readers might come across coin watches or even own one.  But this is one piece that you may find it most interesting.  The watch dial is genuine 1951 commemorative florin minted in the year 1951.  If you happen to own one of this, be very happy because it is very rare in the form of coin watch dial.

The history of the 1951 Commemorative Florin is appended below:

1951 Commemorative Florin

50 Years of FederationComposition: 50% Silver, 40% Copper, 5% Zinc, 5% Nickel
Total Weight: 11.31 Grams. Size: 28.5mm.

Legend: Georgivs VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF.
Legend: Australia Florin 1901 1951


To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Australian Federation, 1901 – 1951, a special florin commemorative was issued for circulation. Coins were minted in Melbourne for one year only (1951) and was issued with a composition of 50% silver and is officially known as the 50th Year Jubilee of Federation .




















The obverse, designed by T.H. Paget, features the bust of George the VI facing left. At the bottom of George’s neck are the designer’s initials “HP”. On the outer periphery are the words “GEORGIVS VI D.G. BR : OMN : REX FIDEI DEF.” (latin for “George VI, by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith”).

The reverse, designed by Leslie Bowles, features a scepter (or mace) and sword crossing below a crown. The stars throughout the design are from the Southern Cross constellation that is also represented on the Australian flag. Flanking both sides of the design is the dual date 1901 – 1951 while on the outer periphery is the country name “AUSTRALIA” and denomination “FLORIN”.

Great historical & collection value




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