A compelling keepsake of one of the most exciting periods of promise in Australian history, this unique presentation pack comprises a1927 Canberra Florin with the Riddle/Heathershaw £1 Banknote. These two notable issues of pre-decimal Australian currency paint an exciting picture of Australia during the post-war boom. As it is understood that Australia's Baptism of fire triggered a new sense of national identity and unity as well as inspired a sense of optimism for the nation's future.
The 1927 Canberra Florin was Australia's first-ever commemorative. Issued for the opening of Parliament House on May 9, 1927, it features a superb reverse motif of the building's façade in its full glory.
The King George V Riddle/Heathershaw £1 banknote was issued in the year Parliament was opened and the 1927 Canberra Florin was struck. Issued in small numbers, this note is genuine, scarce artifact of a very different Australia.
Two forms of historic currency
The set comprises a original sterling silver 1927 Canberra Florin in F / VF condition and a original Riddle / Heathershaw £1 banknote F / VF condition.
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Informative Presentation Folder
The set is housed within an illustrated, informative hardback portfolio.