The 1943 Florin is a relatively easy to acquire date in the George VI Florin series. The type was struck with a
of 12,762,000 which is quite typical for the series. The
for the year was substantially increased due to a coin shortage caused by increased war production and the arrival of
additional allied troops in Australia.
The shortage had begun to cause substantial problems for traders and local
mints were pushed to their maximum productive capacities. Despite this, the
s were insufficient so the United States was commissioned to produce six million additional Florins in 1942, and eleven
million in 1943 and 1944. These US coins were struck at the San Francisco
mint with the 'S' mint-mark over the reverse date.
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