Elizabeth II Florins


Here's where the tricky '50s really live up to their name.  Pretty much every date from 1954 to 1961 has become increasingly difficult to find in mint state, as the intensity of circulation they endured, right up to the 1980s, surpassed the other denominations. For a coin in this series to have survived in mint state, it must have been rescued at the time and placed into a collection, and remained in collections ever since. While it is easy to see why a top grade Victorian Bun penny, for instance, might have been treated in this way, not many people would have viewed the florin with such foresight in the 1950s.

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As with the other denominations, it is always worth keeping an eye out for high grade Obverse 2s.  There aren't that many left.  Most high grade 1953 florins will be Obverse 1, ex plastic set.

1953 1+A Obverse 1

I of ELIZ  between beads

faint silhouette

I of DEI just to the right of a bead

B of BRITT between beads
1953 1+A
1953 2+A Obverse 2

I of ELIZ  at a bead

sharper silhouette

I of DEI between beads

B of BRITT to the right of a bead
1953 2+A

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