The 1927 Parliament Florin was the first ever commemorative circulating coin to be issued in this country. It was Minted to celebrate the opening of the then new (and now old) Parliament house in Canberra. It is also often called a Canberra florin.
With a mintage figure of 2 million a large majority of these were hoarded it is quite easy to get these in quite nice grades at a reasonable cost. Parliament florins are regularly available with exceptionally attractive toning unlike most other Australian florins. Fans of toned coins should wait for an attractive toned coin that suits their tastes rather than settling on a blast white coin. This 11.31 gram Sterling Silver coin is a quite popular coin enjoyed not only by Australian collectors but is appreciated by collectors Worldwide.
Obverse: George V facing left
Obverse Legend: GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX: F.D. IND:IMP
Reverse: Australian Parliament House above crossed maces and incuse date
Reverse Legend: PARLIAMENT HOUSE AUSTRALIA ONE FLORIN
Obverse Designer: Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal
Reverse Designer: George Kruger Gray
Composition: Sterling Silver (92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper)
Diameter: 28.5 millimetre
Mass: 11.31 grams