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New Purchases: 1944 Florin And A 1946 Florin

 
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 Posted 08/12/2020  10:55 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This week we have the following





1944 Florin - gVF (About EF40/45 American), this is my first example of this hard to find date. 1936 and 1944 are the biggies for the silver florin series. This coin was not cheap - but entering on the 3rd floor here, rather than through the basement.





1946 Florin - same condition, this is the more common "Round back type used on all silver florins previous to this era, contrast it to the 1953 below. The Kiwi has 4 whiskers below the beak and the back is rounded at top, rather than flattened.





1953 Florin, a scarce date and good to get this one with a nice lustre to it - gEF (American AU50/53 or so). This has teh flatback design described above. All post 1946 coins are cupronickel like this one.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted 03/30/2021  10:43 am  Show Profile   Check Diy89Nurm7's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Diy89Nurm7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Even though the last post is a several months ago, I appreciate the insights. I have purchased a few old NZ florins in recent months. Their scarcity in some years is intriguing, but wonder about their availability on the market.

Since prices I see don't seem to match the scarcity, are there many fakes out there to be concerned about? Is there just low interest, perhaps due to the obscurity of the coin?

What has been your experiences with NZ florins? Please advise.

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Diy89Nurm7


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Diy89Nurm7
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 Posted 03/31/2021  06:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well first of all this thread was a one off, when I was told to post on to a sticky which promptly got shut down.

Answering your questions.

1. Finding Florins or any other NZ Predecimal coin in average (Read Good to Fine) condition is relatively easy and they should be cheap (Like no more than 2x Silver melt) and maybe a quarter for bronze and Cupronickel coins (1947 - 1965).

Better dates for Florins are 1936 and 1944, any coin 1947 or later should be very (Sub $1) for a Fine example. In VF they cost more and EF and higher these coins are very expensive (High Hundreds to low thousands - 1936 is $10k uncirculated). Mainly as NZ had almost no coin collectors before the hoarding craze of the late 1960s when everyone collected up piles of Florins in worn and average condition as we adopted the dollars and cents.

2. To my knowledge I have not seen any Chinese fake NZ Florins, the only fakes I have seen are of 1949 Crowns and these are so crude, they would not fool anyone.

Hope this helps, you can read my Predecimal thread as well, which explains Florins and all NZ coins in more detail. The HFBCWG Australia edition aslo has numerous examples of these coins in above average condition
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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