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Help Grading, 1942 New Zealand Florin

 
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Australia
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 Posted 11/11/2021  11:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add totty to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everyone.
Recently found this beautiful florin in an old box of commonwealth and world coins I'd mostly forgotten about. It's a potentially valuable coin in higher grades so would appreciate your well-founded opinions!

I was thinking AU-55 Sheldon but I'm quite inexperienced!



Thanks in advance!
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New Zealand
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 Posted 11/12/2021  12:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Photo is a bit hazy, but from what I can see, I would say VF - EF

Need a clearer photo, preferably with a less hazy background. There is light wear on Kiwi's thigh and some on George's hair. This probably a Bare EF - but need to see it sharper.

I am assuming AU55 is the American grading, I would grade well south of this - more like XF40.

These coins are scarce in higher grades though and your coin is a better example, however it lacks lustre which seems strange.
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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Australia
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 Posted 11/12/2021  01:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add totty to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the quick reply.
Sorry about the photos, they were taken on my phone. Because of this, I edited them a little- hence the lack of luster and almost 'cleaned' appearance.
Anyway, I got the canon out and took these. Unedited, and still not the best photos sorry, but my camera is quite old!



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Australia
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 Posted 11/12/2021  03:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add echidna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
sheldon AU55


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Australia
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 Posted 11/12/2021  08:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Don't let the lack of hair detail on the King put you off.
The hair detail on scarce 1942 Australian Melbourne threepences in EF is even more notoriously poorer.

Princetane's opinion is the one worth seeking out in this case.
Barely EF seem about right to me.

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 Posted 11/13/2021  11:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add radars_teddy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
MS65? - where is the color?.
Edited by radars_teddy
11/13/2021 11:19 am
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New Zealand
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 Posted 11/14/2021  8:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sticking by my diagnosis, hair wear and flattening.
Lovely obverse, the kiwi looks really sharp.

Willing to say full EF - that is a good coin for a pretty hard date. Many NZ silver coins are common in Good to Fine, EF examples like yours are rare.

Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
Edited by Princetane
11/14/2021 9:00 pm
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Australia
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 Posted 11/14/2021  8:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add totty to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the help everyone! Much appreciated!
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