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1948m George VI Australian Silver Threepence

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General
Type: George VI Australian Silver Threepence 
Years: 1947 - 1948  Cat. Num.: KM# 37a 
Country: Australia  Period: Commonwealth, George VI 
Currency: Australian Pound  Face value: 3 Pence 
System: Sterling pre-decimal  12 Pence = 1 Shilling
2 Shillings = 1 Florin
5 Shillings = 1 Crown
20 Shillings = 1 Pound
1 Sovereign = 1 Pound 
Desgr/Engr: Thomas Humphrey Paget, George Edward Kruger Gray 
Obverse: George VI left 
Legend: GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP. 
Reverse: Three wheat stalks divide date 
Legend: AUSTRALIA THREE PENCE 
Edge: Plain 
Issue
Year:
1948m
Mint: Melbourne 
Mintage: 26,208,000 
Scarcity:
Valuation:
 
Notes:  
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Specifications
Alignment:
Medal 
 
Composition: Silver 
Fineness: 0.5000 
Weight(g): 1.4100g 
Weight(Oz): 0.05 Oz 
Net Content: 0.02 Oz (0.71g) 
Bullion Value: $0.41 
Diameter: 16.00mm 
Thickness:  
Description

The Australian Threepence was a small silver coin used in the Commonwealth of Australia prior to decimalization. It was minted from 1910 until 1964, excluding 1913, 1929 - 1933 inclusive, 1937, 1945 and 1946. After decimalization on 14 February 1966, the coin was equivalent to 2, but was rapidly withdrawn from circulation.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.

Value Range 
Year Mintage G F VF EF AU UNC BU PROOF
1948m 26,208,000 $0.90 $2.00 $3.50 $5.50 $8.50 $14.50
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