Australia 1916 Melbourne Florin PCGS MS63

I must admit to purchasing this coin completely off the cuff. I had decided to come down to Noble Auction 118 in Sydney in April 2018 to further my understanding of the industry. Specifically, where, how and at what price do dealers source their stock.

I had shown up too late to bid on Australia gold after having inspected them in Noble’s viewing room. So I quickly opened the auction guide provided by Noble to see if there was anything else of interest. It was this coin that caught my interest. I wanted to try bidding for the first time so I plucked up the courage and bid just one price. I can remember James Noble just shaking his head as his online bid was taken out and the coin was sold to your’s truly.

I’ll never bid on another coin like that again without first inspecting it!  However, I am rather pleased with the result. You will be too with this frosty white, choice uncirculated florin in your collection.

The certification for this coin can be found here: