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Coin type: Threepence
Description

The Australian Threepence is 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 After decimalisation on 14 February 1966, the coin was equivalent to 2½¢, but was rapidly withdrawn from circulation.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.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Sub-type of Sub-types Threepence - Coat of Arms
Threepence - Stalks of Grain
Face value3 (x Penny)
Years produced1910 - 1964 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
MaterialSilver Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)16 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)1.4100
Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend.

Obverse inscription
Reverse

Design, denomination, year.

Reverse inscription
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

If you keep your coins in 2x2 cardboard holders, the best size for threepence coins is 17.5mm.

Threepence: Photos

Australia 1927 3 pence
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Notes: Coat of Arms reverse (1910 - 1936).
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Australia 1953 3 pence
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Notes: Stalks of grain reverse (1937 - 1964).
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Australia 1910 3 pence
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Notes: King Edward VII (1910 only).
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Proof Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1911
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Notes: King George V (1911 - 1936).
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Proof Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1939
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Notes: King George VI, Emperor of India (1938 - 1948).
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Proof Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1951
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Notes: King George VI (1949 - 1952).
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Australia 1953 3 pence
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Notes: Queen Elizabeth II (1953 - 1954).
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Australia 1958 3 pence
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Notes: Queen Elizabeth II, Defender of the Faith (1955 - 1964).
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List of 47 coins of type: Threepence from Australia
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Threepence 1910 8,032,034 King Edward VII Portrait by George William de Saulles (Crowned Bust) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1911 2,000,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1912 2,400,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1914 1,600,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1915 800,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1916 1,913,525 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1917 3,808,500 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1918 3,119,500 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1919 3,201,500 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1920 4,196,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1921 7,378,073 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1922 5,531,500 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1923 815,283 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1924 2,014,044 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN:REX F.D. IND:IMP:
Threepence 1925 4,347,585 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1926 6,158,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1927 6,720,050 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN:REX F.D. IND:IMP:
Threepence 1928 5,008,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G: BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1934 1,616,100 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G: BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1935 2,800,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G: BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND:
Threepence 1936 3,600,000 King George V Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) GEORGIVS V D.G: BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Threepence 1937 (pattern) 15
Threepence 1938 4,560,250 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP.
Threepence 1939 3,856,000 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX: F:D:IND:IMP.
Threepence 1940 3,840,000 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP.
Threepence 1941 7,584,000 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D :G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Threepence 1942 24,528,000 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D :G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP.
Threepence 1943 48,912,000 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D :G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP.
Threepence 1944 32,000,000 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP.
Threepence 1947 4,176,000 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP.
Threepence 1948 26,208,000 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP.
Threepence 1949 26,400,000 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D :G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF.
Threepence 1950 35,456,000 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D :G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF.
Threepence 1951 55,856,000 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D :G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF.
Threepence 1952 21,560,000 King George VI Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D :G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF.
Threepence 1953 7,664,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH.II.DEI.GRATIA.REGINA
Threepence 1954 2,672,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA
Threepence 1955 27,089,040 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F:D:
Threepence 1956 14,089,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F:D:
Threepence 1957 26,705,256 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA
Threepence 1958 11,249,506 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA
Threepence 1959 19,889,508 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F:D:
Threepence 1960 19,601,509 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F:D:
Threepence 1961 33,841,506 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1962 15,969,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1963 44,017,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA F: D:
Threepence 1964 20,320,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F: D:
Threepence: Some useful external links
Wikipedia: Threepence (Australian)