1951 Australia Threepence – King George VI -B

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As an almost uncirculated coin this is a very attractive coin indeed.

Fantastic for a start up collector as the price is within reach.

 

Additional information

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Year

Denomination

Approx. Grade

Design

1949-1952 All three pence coins in this period were as follows.

Diameter 16 mm

Weight 1.41 grams

Edge – Plain

Composition:50% silver, 40% copper, 5% zinc , 5% nickel

Obverse:Has a portrait of King George VI by Thomas H. Paget

Reverse:From 1910 to 1936 the Australian coat of arms.by W.H.J. Blakemore was on the reverse. From 1938 to 1964 a sheaf of wheat by George Kruger Gray.

History

The Australian Threepence was a small silver coin used in the Commonwealth of Australia prior to decimalisation. It was minted from 1910 until 1964, excluding 1913, 1929 – 1933 inclusive, 1937, 1945 and 1946. After decimalisation on 14 February 1966, the coin was equivalent to 2½¢, but was rapidly withdrawn from circulation.

During World War II, between 1942 – 1944, threepence production was supplemented by coinage produced by the United States Mint with coins produced at the San Francisco and Denver mints. Coins minted at the San Francisco mint 1942-1944 contain a small S on the reverse, while coins produced at the Denver mint 1942-1943 have a small D on the reverse.

There were in total 6 varites of Three Penny coins minted between 1911 and 1966 when decimalisation occured.

Mints:M – Melbourne L – London USA – United States of America

Mint Marks:M – Melbourne D – Denver S – San Francisco

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