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Coin: Shilling 1921
Description

A silver coin (23.5 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials B.M.

The reverse features the Ensigns Armorial of the Commonwealth of Australia, as authorised by Royal Warrant 7th May 1908 - composed of a simple shield enclosing a cross of Saint George on which are five six-pointed stars, around the outside of which are six small escutcheons, i.e., small shields. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound. Above the shield a crest, the seven-pointed star of Federation on a wreath. Below on a ribbon the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribed. Around above, ONE SHILLING and below, between arrow heads, the date, 1920. Above the date is a small star.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value1 (x Shilling) TypeShilling - Coat of Arms
Year1921 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage1,641,000 (1.6 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Sydney Mint 1,641,000 (1.6 million) Star
MaterialSterling silver DesignerWilliam Henry James Blakemore
MonarchKing George V EffigyPortrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6500
Obverse

Crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials B.M.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN: REX F.D.IND:IMP:
Reverse

At centre, simple shield enclosing a cross of Saint George on which are five six-pointed stars, around the outside of which are six small escutcheons, i.e., small shields. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound.

Above the shield a crest, the seven-pointed star of Federation on a wreath and on a ribbon at the base the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribed; around above, ONE SHILLING; below, between arrow heads, the date, 1920. Above the date is a small star.

Reverse inscription

ONE SHILLING 1921 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Notes

The Australian Coin Chart 1965 lists mintage of 522,000.

According to The Australian Coin Chart 1966: "Royal Mint figures indicate that 1,222,000 Shillings 1921 without Star mint mark were minted, but as none have been reported it seems reasonable to assume that they were not released for circulation".

Krause catalogues list the proof as having bein struck at the Melbourne Mint. However, the Museum Victoria collection (which inherited the collection and archive of the Melbourne Mint) traces its provenance from a transfer from the Sydney Mint.

Shilling 1921: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
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Shilling 1921: Photos
Shilling 1921: Photo Specimen Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1921
Specimen Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1921
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Shilling 1921: Photo Specimen Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1921
Specimen Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1921
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Shilling 1921: Photo Australia 1921 shilling
Australia 1921 shilling
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Shilling 1921: Photo Australia 1921 shilling
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Shilling 1921: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 26
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesE12
Australian Coin ChartB13
Shilling 1921: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Australian Coin Chart 1965 Mint
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Mint link Proof mint
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link Proof
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Shilling 1921: Some useful external links
Australia 1921 shilling - CoinFactsWiki Museum Victoria Collections: Specimen Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1921
TDK Australian Pre-Decimal coins: 1921 Australian Shilling
List of all (47) coins of type: Australia / Shilling
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Shilling 1916 Shilling 1917 Shilling 1918 Shilling 1919 (pattern) Shilling 1920 Shilling 1921
Shilling 1922 Shilling 1924 Shilling 1925 Shilling 1926 Shilling 1927 Shilling 1928
Shilling 1931 Shilling 1933 Shilling 1934 Shilling 1935 Shilling 1936 Shilling 1937 (pattern)
Shilling 1938 Shilling 1939 Shilling 1940 Shilling 1941 Shilling 1942 Shilling 1943
Shilling 1944 Shilling 1945 (not released) Shilling 1946 Shilling 1948 Shilling 1950 Shilling 1952
Shilling 1953 Shilling 1954 Shilling 1955 Shilling 1956 Shilling 1957 Shilling 1958
Shilling 1959 Shilling 1960 Shilling 1961 Shilling 1962 Shilling 1963