The George V florin series, lasting throughout George V's reign from 1911 to 1936, features the Coat of Arms with 'Advance
Australia' across the scroll, 'FLORIN' up the top of the reverse and the year of issue down
the bottom. The obverse features the crowned bust of King George V facing to the left and
the legend, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT : OMN : REX F. D. IND : IMP ( George V, by the grace of
god, Ruler and King of Britain, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India ). Like most George V series, this a very popular
series to collect. In lower grade, all dates can be acquired at reasonable expense though the 1932 tends to start at around
$200. Type set collectors would do well aiming for the 1925, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1935 and 1936 for good strikes at good value.
This series was struck at the London, Heaton, Sydney and Melbourne mints. From 1911 to 1915
the London mint struck florin though in 1914 and 1915 the Heaton mint assisted with examples displaying the 'H'
mintmark beneath the date. From 1916 to 1919 the Melbourne mint struck florins bearing
the mintmark 'M' under the date and from 1924 to 1926 the Melbourne
mint in conjunction with the Sydney mint struck florins and the rest of the series
was struck solely by the Melbourne mint.
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