1934/35 Melbourne Centenary Florin UNC with Foys Bag aVF

  • $1,195.00
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The Melbourne Centenary Florin is my personal favourite of the entire Australian Pre-decimal range. It encompasses several elements of collectability and desirability for any keen collector.

  • low mintage of 75,000 with only 54,000 avoiding the melting pot.
  • The introduction of these florins sparked controversy due to the naked rider being portrayed, (note: this was a conservative society in the 1930's).
  • Their initial reception was quite mild as they were being sold for 3 shilling each (a 1 shilling premium above face value) in a time of significant economic struggle.

  • Many examples remain in high quality due to the commemorative nature, they were not intended to be heavily circulated/spent.

This coin includes a must have for any Melbourne Centenary Florin collector!

The Foys envelopes were distributed at both the Melbourne and Perth Foy and Gibson outlets to customers in the wake of the lacklustre engagement of the community when the commemorative florins were originally offered at a 1 shilling premium.

It is widely accepted that only a few hundred of these bags remain in the hands of collectors these days and and such they are often hard to come by in higher quality (if at all!)

Feel free to watch this informative video for additional information on the Foys Bags