Limited edition coin and banknote

This is an extremely limited edition with only 200 of these portfolios available worldwide.

The florin represents one of the most captivating episodes of Australian currency history – the production of Australian silver coins in the US.

The buoyant local economy and influx of big-spending American servicemen during the war led to demand for coinage outstripping Australia’s capacity for production.

The US Mint came to Australia’s aid, with the San Francisco Mint striking several silver Australian coins, including florins, from 1942 to 1944. Each is graced with the Mint’s 'S' mintmark.


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Commemorative design

A sterling silver 1944 'S' mintmark florin in 'brilliant uncirculated' condition is paired in this set with a 1942 Australian £1 banknote in 'uncirculated' condition. The banknote carries King George VI’s portrait, as well as the signature of the Governor of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Hugh Armitage, and Secretary to the Treasury, Stuart McFarlane.

Hardback portfolio

The set is housed within an illustrated hardback portfolio outlining this crucial era of Australian history and its currency.

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