The 1959 Australian florin obverse features the laureate head of Queen Elizabeth II, facing right, with the surrounding legend
‘+ ELIZABETH – II – DEI – GRATIA – REGINA – F:D:’
On the reverse a kangaroo and an emu stand either side of a shield, with representations of the 6 states. Above the shield is the word ‘FLORIN’, and the royal crown. Below is the date, and the word ‘AUSTRALIA’. In the fields are golden wattle branches.