British Empire, Australia, King George V (1910-1936 AD), Silver Florin (11.31g, 28mm), 1927, Canberra Commemorative issue, Melbourne mint. Obverse: Short-length crowned bust of King George V facing to the left, legend surrounds, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:”. Reverse: Date within ornate panel over two sceptres of office saltire, ornate panel above bearing the new Parliament House within, Designer’s initials “K·G” (George Kruger Gray) below, denomination surrounds below, legend surrounds above, “PARLIAMENT · HOUSE · AUSTRALIA”. KM-31. Awash with hues of idyllic sea-green toning, the offered Canberra florin is bold and attractive, 1.5 steps present, virtually Mint State, reverse Mint State.
The Obverse Latin legend reads “Geōrgius Quīntus, Deī Grātiā, Britanniārum Omnium Rēx, Fideī Dēfēnsor, Indiae Imperātor”, with an English translation of “George the Fifth, by the Grace of God, King of all the British People, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India”.