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Coin: Shilling 1938
Description

A silver coin (23.5 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 bust in small lettering the artist's initials H.P.. The reverse features a ram's head facing three-quarters left; around above, AUSTRALIA, around below between two Federation stars, SHILLING . 1938 . (unlike later years, there is a stop after the date on this issue). The artist's initials, KG is in the field above the star on the right.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value1 (x Shilling) TypeShilling - Ram's head (Sterling silver)
Year1938 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage1,484,250 (1.5 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Melbourne Mint No mint mark 1,484,250 (1.5 million)
MaterialSilver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6500
Obverse

Bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: The artis's initials H.P. in the field below the back of the neck.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX: F:D:IND:IMP.
Reverse

Ram's head facing three-quarters left; around above, AUSTRALIA, around below between two Federation stars, SHILLING . 1938 .

Unlike later years, there is a dot after the date on this issue. This is not a mint mark.

The artist's initials, KG is in the field above the star on the right.

Reverse inscriptionAUSTRALIA SHILLING 1938
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Shilling 1938: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 250 (included in main number)
Shilling 1938: Photos
Shilling 1938: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1938
Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1938
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Shilling 1938: Photo Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1938
Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1938
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Shilling 1938: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 39
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesE27
Australian Coin ChartB25
Shilling 1938: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage Circulation mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1965 Mintage Circulation mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage Proof mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
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Shilling 1938: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1938(m) George VI Australian Silver Shilling - Silveragecoins.com
Shilling 1938: Some useful external links
Cruzi's Coins: Australian Shillings: 1938 Australian Silver Shilling Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1938
TDK Australian Pre-Decimal coins: 1938 Australian Shilling
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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