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Coin type: Threepence - Stalks of Grain (Sterling silver)
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 After decimalisation on 14 February 1966, the coin was equivalent to 2½¢, but was rapidly withdrawn from circulation.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.

Composition: 0.925 silver (0.0419 oz ASW).

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Sub-type ofThreepence - Stalks of Grain Sub-types
Face value3 (x Penny)
Years produced1938 - 1944 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
MaterialSterling silver (0.925) DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
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
List of 8 coins of type: Threepence - Stalks of Grain (Sterling silver) from Australia
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
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.