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Coin: Crown 1938
Description

A silver coin (38 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a 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. The reverse features the Imperial crown with the date 1938 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.

The mint records state that apart from the normal issue, 200 proof 1938 crowns were also manufactured.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value5 (x Shilling) TypeCrown
Year1938 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage101,800 (101800)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Melbourne Mint No mint mark 101,800 (101800)
Material0.925 Silver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
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 inscription GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Reverse

At centre the Imperial crown with the date 1938 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 inscription

ONE CROWN 1938 COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Notes

Krause catalogues list mintage as 102,000 regular and 250 proof Crowns.

Renniks 1965 and The Australian Coin Chart 1965 list circulation mintage of 101,600.
According to Museum Victoria (which inherited the Melbourne Mint's archives) "The mint records state that 200 proof 1938 crowns were manufactured."

Crown 1938: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 200 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Crown 1938: Photos
Crown 1938: Photo Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), Australia, 1938
Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), Australia, 1938
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Crown 1938: Photo Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), Australia, 1938
Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), Australia, 1938
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Crown 1938: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 34
Davenport402A
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesG2
Australian Coin ChartD2
Crown 1938: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Mint link
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage Circulation mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1965 Mintage Circulation mintage
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Mintage link Proof mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
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Crown 1938: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1938(m) George VI Australian Silver Crown - Silveragecoins.com
Crown 1938: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - Crown (5 Shillings), Australia, 1938
List of all (2) coins of type: Australia / Crown
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