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My Australian Florin Buy In

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 Posted 12/30/2020  10:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Not florins but shillings. I bought this complete set today and are very happy with it.
Excellent!
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 Posted 01/28/2021  04:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We should rename this Australian coin buy in, rather than Florin. This is my first coin purchase in ages.




It's a bulk lot I bought just above melt from an auction house that deals mostly in stamps and off loads coin lots like this cheap. It contains 38 x 6d and 64 x 3d and was basically melt value +10%. Okay some of its worn, but I can see some shiny ones in there too and some of it is clearly pre 1938 and even a decent looking 1910 3d there.

Once it arrives, I will noodle it and share results.
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 01/28/2021  09:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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We should rename this Australian coin buy in, rather than Florin. This is my first coin purchase in ages.

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Once it arrives, I will noodle it and share results.

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 Posted 02/05/2021  12:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Okay it arrived and I noodled it!





Overall a nice lot and a good mix for a cheap melting lot, many coins are collectable and the worst generally are just stained. It filled a lot of gaps.

I got a total of the following for each year

Threepences, 1910 (Fine nice), 1911, 1917, 1918, 1919 x 2, 1920M, 1921M, 1924, 1927 x 3, 1928, 1935, 1936, 1939, 1942D x 2, 1942S, 1943D x 2, 1943 x 2, 1944S x 4, 1947, 1948 x 3, 1949 x 3, 1950, 1951 x 2, 1951PL x 5!!, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1957 x 2, 1958 x 3, 1959 x 2, 1961 x 2, 1962, 1963 x 4, 1964 x 3,

None are rare, but a good spread and 27 of them were sterling (was only 67 though). Most older coins were VG and later ones F - VF with EF and AU for the 1960s coins and some of the American war 3ds.

In all I added 27 dates or upgrades I did not have to my collection including 17 dates I did not have and 10 upgrades bringing my Aussie 3d collection from 22 different to 39.
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 02/05/2021  12:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The sixpences were more interesting. In amongst them was a damaged 1911 coin




A very bad attempt at boring with a iron or steel tipped drill at about 2.20 on this coin has ruined it. Before this attempt at ornmanentizing, this would have been an EF coin and probably very scarce now. Still it is the only 1911 6d I have.

Rest of them are

1911 (The one above)
1912 (Poor 1) - amusing coin
1919
1921 (Fine but completely blackened)
1925
1927 (Nice Fine)
1936 (Decent)
1941 (Very nice high VF coin with shine)
1942
1943S
1943D
1945 (Another gVF shiner)
1946 x 2 (Worn as most 46s are)
1950
1951 PL
1952
1955 x 3
1956
1958 x 4 (Most coins from this time onwards are EF or better)
1959 x 2
1960
1961
1962 x 7
1963

Total of 23 dates I did not have with 6 Upgrades, taking my total from 11 to 28 different.

The 1952 was a good find, being a scarce date and 1956 is the least common of the Lizzies. The 1911/12 are also less common but being worn flat or having holes drilled in the coin make them less desirable.

Still I paid a total of $148 for all of these coins and I am NOT complaining!
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 02/21/2021  8:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Finally some more Florins on my Florin thread. These were too late to add to the Down Under HFBCWG thread though.
Both are coins I did not own previously and now it means I have every date from 1940 onwards (Sans 1 or 2 Wartime Florin varieties)




1945 AU - A real stunner, less common and the last date of full silver. I could have paid $50 more for UNC, but why I can buy 2 old dunger 1910s/20s florins with that and AU is still a good grade for me.



This astounded me, amongst all my killer florins of this 50% silver period, I did not have the standard 51' and now finally this piece comes along. It will go well with my killer 47, 51 Federation and 52 florins.

With these pieces in place, I am still far from finished. 1939, 1935 and most of pre 1933 is an unknown quantity. Plus I am actively upgrading a couple of my war era coins, and the 1954, 1957 and 1959 coins I have which are shoe in pieces.

As I add I will show here.

Oh AU coins don't come cheap, these beauties cost me $75 for 45 and $55 for 51! I think the 45 may be my most expensive one yet as I paid $60 for 41 and about the same for the 1933.
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 02/21/2021  8:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Forgotten to add the nice Royal Visit Florin I bought 2 weeks ago. This again is an above average example (Usual AU/UNC thing)




Unlike the above coins, you get these cheap, figure I paid just $22 for this and thats Kiwi, so really $20 Australian.

I am amazed that most 1954's I see are worn (Fine and even VG) when it was souvenired like other special coins, but mintages of this and the Federat

Still if you want my advice, I would only buy EF or better for the Canberra, Federation and this Florin as these coins are more affordable than most standard dates before 1956. I find 1956 and onwards are cheap in high grade, but prices for 1954 and back are only cheap to VF and then they climb!

Even if your collection is mostly VG/Fine and nothing wrong with that, as you have some honest coins and you can enjoy them without breaking the bank (Silly people like me are complete spendthrifts) and yet you will have these shiny beacons. $25 spent on EF/Au Canberras, Federations and RV will not be wasted
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 02/21/2021  8:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coming soon, a family shot with all of my Australian Florin coins together.
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 02/23/2021  05:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some nice additions, PrinceTane.
One day I should complete my florin collection .
Still need 14 coins.

Steve :)
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