Australia 1927 Parliament House Florin

Australia 1927 Parliament House Florin

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1927 Parliament House Silver Florin.

Australia's first commemorative coin the 'Canberra Florin' was issued on May 9 1927 to commemorate the opening of Parliament House in Canberra as the seat of Government in Australia by the then Duke of York later King George VI. Struck at the Melbourne Mint 2 000 000 of these coins were produced for circulation. 

The intense rivalry between the colonies of Victoria and New South Wales had led Victorian negotiators for Federation to impose a condition that the national parliament was not to be located within 200 miles of Sydney. The eventual site chosen beside the Molonglo river was slightly inside this limit. The area was set aside as a Federal Territory and 27 years after federation the 'temporary' Parliament House in Canberra was opened.

The high quality superbly struck 'Canberra' florin was released in greater numbers than the normal circulation 1927 Coat of Arms issue. The great majority were stored away as souvenirs and as a result high-grade Canberra florins are much more common than their standard issue counterparts.

The Sir Edgar B Mackennal obverse design was used only on this commemorative.

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We will endeavour to deliver orders as quickly as possible but, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery within Australia and 4-6 weeks overseas.

We require full payment with order, plus all shipping/postage charges before we dispatch any goods.

All shipping/postage (including insurance) costs are subject to change without notice.

Shipping charges for Australia is a flat fee of $8.50, except heavy items such as coin rolls, books, accessories and large quantities of coins and banknotes which will be charged at current Australia Post charges. We will advise you of these costs before shipping.

Overseas shipping charges as follows; orders up to 1kg;

  • South Pacific Zone 1 - $25.00
  • Asia Zone 2 - $28.00
  • Taiwan - $95.00
  • North & South America Zone 3 - $30.00
  • Europe Zone 4 - $35.00

Orders over 1 kilogram, please contact us for shipping and insurance charges.

All coins, banknotes and tokens are completely guaranteed for title and authenticity. We do offer refunds on all items, less all postage and insurance costs, if returned in original (undamaged) condition within 28 days of receipt, subject to conditions. We will replace any damaged item (if available) when returned to us in original packaging as supplied.
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