In 1944 the Melbourne mint struck 22.44 million Australian florins
bearing the Kruger Gray design of the Coat of Arms on the reverse and
Paget's portrait of King George VI on the obverse. The San Francisco
mint also assisted in the production of Australian florins, these
can be differentiated from the Melbourne mint issue by the presence
of an S
above the date.
The Melbourne Mint issue, despite the higher
is a much more difficult coin to acquire in mint
state due to the near absence of bank rolls surfacing. Sourcing the date at MS65 and
above can represent a significant challenge and for most collectors will necessitate being satisfied with an MS64 example.
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