Australia 1927 Parliament House Florin

Australia 1927 Parliament House Florin

Regular Price $95.00
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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 dispatch orders as soon as possible, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery within Australia and 4-6 weeks overseas.

We requires 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 $9.95, except EQL launches, 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.

EQL Launches/New Releases. The regular Flat fee ($9.95) does not apply to EQL Launches. Shipping charges for EQL new releases will differ and this rate will be advised at the time of entry.

Free Shipping: On orders $350.00 and over made in one transaction for delivery within Australia only.

Free Express Upgrade: Domestic Australian orders over the value of $1000 will automatically upgrade to Express Post at no additional expense.

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

  • New Zealand - $25.00
  • South Pacific - $30.00
  • Asia - $35.00
  • North & South America - $40.00
  • Europe - $45.00

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


Wynyard Coin Centre will attempt to exchange (if available) or provide a refund for any items delivered damaged or unsatisfactory when returned in original, undamaged condition with all product components as supplied within 14 days of receipt.

Cancelled items/orders for customer change of mind or return without major problem (in original condition) will be refunded less postage charges and any merchant fees (PayPal 2.6%, VISA/Mastercard, Shop Pay, Apple Pay & Google Pay 1.6% + $0.30) associated with accepting the original payment within 28 days of purchase. 

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