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1957 Australian Silver Florin

.500 Silver

The 1957 Florin carries the new legend of ELIZABETH . II. DEI. GRATIA. REGINA. F: D: + first introduced the on the 1954 Commemorative florin.
The previously omitted title F: D:, Defender of the Faith, caused a great outcry in the community who ultimately pressured the Government into change.


Collectors should consider acquiring most of the Queen Elizabeth II series in Gem coins, these are still affordable with the greatest possible upside. Coins Extra Fine and below are considered little more than bullion coins.
When looking at the Mary Gillick obverse the points to look at are:
  • The Queen's shoulder,
  • The hair,
  • the sharpness of details on the denticles, lettering;
  • the rim for dents and nicks;
  • The whole coin should be considered including lustre, the fields, denticles and rim condition;
  • A weak strike shows in the lack of definition in the shoulder, hair, wreath and the back of the eye.


Composition: .500 silver
.400 copper
.050 zinc
.050 nickel
Silver Content: 0.1818 oz
Edge: Reeded
Weight: 11.31 grams
Size: 28.5 mm
Obverse: Mary Gillick
Reverse: George Kruger Gray