Renniks Number: Florin King George V. 1911-1936.
Coin Description: Australian Pre Decimal Coin.
Denomination: One Florin (Two Shilling 2/-)
Year of Mintage: 1916
Grade: MS65 (PCGS)
Australian equilivant grade: Gem Uncirculated
PCGS Certified Number:17896 65/857751033
Certification: 2018. By TRN
RR: $4500.00. Source: Renniks 29th edition 2019
Historical Notation: PCGS Grading to Australian Standard
Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) / Fleur de Coin (FDC)
FDC – Fleur de Coin (flower of the die). Although struck with normal dies, a coin described as BU / FDC is as perfect as it gets. A coin in this state of preservation is pristine, almost proof like in appearance, being perfectly sharp, fully struck up, absolutely flawless with full lustre and showing no signs of wear or bag marks. On the US grading scale, such a coin is described as MS-65.
No coin struck for circulation is ever absolutely perfect. Under strong magnification, even the highest quality coin known will exhibit minute imperfections. The grading of superior, uncirculated coins has been refined in recent years to reflect the degree of these minor imperfections, with distinctions being made between (from highest to lowest state of preservation) – FDC, GEM Uncirculated