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Coin type: Crown
Description

The Australian Crown was a coin used in the Commonwealth of Australia prior to decimalisation in 1966. The denomination was only minted in 1937 and 1938. It was of similar size and weight to the British Crown and was made of sterling silver for both its years of production. Like the British Crown, the Australian Crown was worth five shillings.

The Crown was originally intended to commemorate the ascension of King Edward VIII; however, due to his abdication, it was instead struck to commemorate the ascension of King George VI. The Crown quickly lost its commemorative appeal and its lack of popularity led to its production's being terminated. 1,008,000 Australian Crowns were minted in 1937 and 101,600 were minted in 1938, making the 1938 much more valuable today.

Composition: 0.925 silver (0.8411 oz ASW).

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value5 (x Shilling)
Years produced1937 - 1938 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Material0.925 Silver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)38.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2800
Obverse

Bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: ; below the head in small lettering the artist's initials HP.

Obverse inscriptionGEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Reverse

At centre the Imperial crown with the date 1937 below; around above, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA; around below, . ONE CROWN . The artist's initials K.G are in small letters in the field at the bottom right of the crown.

Reverse inscriptionCOMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA [year] ONE CROWN
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

If you keep your coins in 2x2 cardboard holders, the best size for crowns is 39.5mm.

Crown: Photos

Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), Australia, 1938
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Crown (1937 - 1938).
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Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), Australia, 1937
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George VI (1937 - 1938).
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List of 2 coins of type: Crown from Australia
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Crown 1937 1,800,100 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Crown 1938 101,800 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Crown: Some useful external links
Wikipedia: Crown (Australian coin)