1954 Royal Visit Florin - ERROR COIN - DIE CRACK - Extremely Fine

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  • 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.

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."

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