Second World War Coin & Banknote Premium Portfolio: King George VI £1 (1 Pound) banknote & Sterling Silver 1944 'S' Florin

Price: AU$599.00

 

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Second World War Coin & Banknote Premium Portfolio: King George VI £1 (1 Pound) banknote & Sterling Silver 1944 'S' Florin

A compelling keepsake of one of the most challenging periods in Australian history, this unique presentation comprises two official Australian currency issues from WWII era – a 1940’s S Mintmark Silver Florin and an Armitage / McFarlane £1 (1 Pound) banknote.

The first of those issues represents one of the most fascinating elements of Australian currency history – the production of Australian silver coins in the USA. Due to a buoyant economy and an influx of big-spending American servicemen, increased demand for coinage outstripped Australia’s capacity for production during WWII. Emblematic of the growing bond between the two Pacific allies, the US Mint came to Australia’s aid. The San Francisco Mint struck silver threepences, sixpences shillings and florins from 1942 to 1944 – each graced with the Mint’s S Mintmark.

The perfect partnership, the sterling silver 1940’s S Mintmark Florin is united with a WWII ear Australian £1 type issued during the reign of George VI, this banknote carried the King’s portrait, as well as the signature of the Governor of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Hugh Armitage, and Secretary to the Treasury, Stuart McFarlane. The Pound, or a quid as it was colloquially known, was the equivalent $2. Genuine survivors of the WWII ear, the 1940s S Mintmark Florin and Armitage / McFarlane £1 banknote form a fine memento of a crucial period in Australian history.

Two Forms of Historic Currency

This historic set comprises a 1942 Armitage/ McFarlane £1 Banknote in Uncirculated condition, and a San Francisco Mint 1944 S Florin in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.




Second World War Coin & Banknote Premium Portfolio: King George VI £1 (1 Pound) banknote & Sterling Silver 1944 'S' Florin

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