1943 Australian Florin Trench Coin Ring

1943 Australian Florin Trench Coin Ring


Fair Dinkum this coin ring is almost more than a koala can bear!


This beautifully hand crafted coin trench ring made from a sterling silver 1943 Australian Florin Coin is truly a work of art.

What is a trench ring? It was a ring made in the second World War. A simple hand made band, slowly fashioned from a coin. Trench rings would have been made by a soldier, during downtime, using what he had in his pocket. Often resting the coin on the butt of their rifles, they would use a spoon to continuously hammer the coin, which is constantly being rotated, until it flares out. They would then hammer a hole in the middle to make a ring and send it home to their loved ones.

This trench coin ring has been made, using a similar method, from a 1943 Australian Florin coin.

The obverse of the 1943 Australian Florin coin features a portrait of King George VI facing left.

The reverse of the coin features the Coat of Arms of Australia.