1954 Royal Visit Florin - ERROR COIN - DIE CRACK - Extremely Fine
- Australia's last pre-decimal commemorative coin!
- Struck to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 1954 tour to Australia - an historic first!
- A unique, one-year-only type - struck by the Melbourne Mint
This coin features a Die Crack Error on the obverse.
A die crack occurs when a die, after being subjected to immense pressure during the minting process, cracks, causing a small gap in the die. If this damaged die continues to produce coins, the metal will fill into the crack, thus revealing a raised line of metal in the finished coin.
I would grade this coin as Extremely Fine.
Approximately 2 million minted.
"In 1954, the young Queen Elizabeth II made an historic visit to Australia - the first tour by any reigning British monarch. The visit was a landmark event that drew massive crowds. An estimated 75% of Australia's population lined up to catch a glimpse of the new Queen! Commemorating this historic occasion, the simple - but superb - 1954 Royal Visit Florin forms the ultimate keepsake.
Struck by the Melbourne Mint, the 1954 Royal Visit Florin is a unique, one-year-only type. It's also the only Queen Elizabeth II pre-decimal commemorative to have ever been released. Its reverse design features a lion and kangaroo standing shoulder-to-shoulder, a simple, yet symbolic nod to the occasion."