1927 Australian Florin Ellipse Pendant
A beautifully hand crafted pendant made from two 1927 Australian Florin coins.
The 1927 Australian Florin (often referred to as the Canberra Florin) was minted for one of the most significant events in Australia’s journey to nationhood. The opening of the first Parliamentary buildings in the national capital, Canberra. For, while Federation occurred in 1901, Federal Parliament sat for twenty-six years in temporary accommodation in Victoria.
The opening of Parliament House in Canberra on 9 May 1927 was a big deal. Officiated by the Duke of York, who later became King George VI, the formal opening was broadcast to more than one million people via radio stations in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.
Authorities around the world have used currency to send messages to their population from the year dot. Australia's Government took up the initiative and boasted its achievements by minting the celebratory 1927 Florin featuring the nation’s brand-new Parliamentary buildings.
Two million florins featuring Parliament House were struck by the Melbourne Mint on behalf of the Government and released into circulation through the banks. (The Australian population at the time was 6.5 million.)
Deliveries are dispatched from Monday to Friday, during normal business hours. All orders are shipped by Australia Post using Parcel Post for a standard $13 delivery fee. This will include a tracking number and signature on delivery.
If you need your purchase quicker, please contact us to organise Express Post. This will incur a $6.00 charge in addition to the standard delivery cost. Express Post will only speed up delivery - not the time taken to hand-craft your pendant.
Deliveries are dispatched Monday to Friday, during normal business hours. A standard delivery will cost $30, which will include a tracking number.
If you require your purchase quicker, please contact us to organise Express Post and we’ll provide a quote. Express Post will only speed up delivery - not the time taken to hand-craft your pendant.