The 1998 Royal Visit piece was issued as part of the 'Milestones' set in the Royal Australian Mint's Master Pieces in
Silver collection. The reverse features the William Leslie Bowles reverse design used on the 1954 Florin. Leslie Bowles' initials can be found
immediate above the date (see image below). The obverse features the
Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II with the
"ELIZABETH II - AUSTRALIA 1998 - TWENTY CENTS".
Initials of artist William Leslie Bowles (WLB) on the 1998 Silver Proof (Royal Visit Florin) Twenty Cent
The Royal Visit florin was struck in 1954 to commemorate the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Australia on 3rd February
1954, the first time a British monarch visited the country. The reverse features a lion, representing the Great Britain,
and a kangaroo representing Australia with the legends. There was much discussion over the simple design which could have
been mistaken as a zoo token.
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