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Coin: Shilling 1944
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 . 1944. The artist's initials, KG is in the field above the star on the right.

Between 1942 and 1944, on account of war efforts, mints in the United States of America and India were employed to strike coins for Australia. The mint mark for coins minted in San Francisco, S, is in the field above the letter "N" of SHILLING. Coins minted in Melbourne have no mint mark.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value1 (x Shilling) TypeShilling - Ram's head (Sterling silver)
Year1944 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage22,576,000 (22.6 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Melbourne Mint 14,576,000 (14.6 million) No mint mark
United States Mint, San Francisco 8,000,000 (8.0 million) Letter S
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 . 1944. The artist's initials, KG is in the field above the star on the right.

The mint mark (if any) is in the field above the letter "N" of SHILLING.

Reverse inscription

AUSTRALIA SHILLING 1944

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Shilling 1944: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Large S unknown (hover mouse for text)
Shilling 1944: Photos
Shilling 1944: Photo Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1944
Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1944
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Notes: Melbourne Mint.
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Shilling 1944: Photo Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1944
Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1944
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Melbourne Mint.
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Shilling 1944: Photo Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1944
Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1944
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: San Francisco Mint.
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Shilling 1944: Photo Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1944
Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1944
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: San Francisco Mint.
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Shilling 1944: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 39
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesE35 (Melbourne Mint) and E36 (San Francisco Mint)
Australian Coin ChartB33 (Melbourne), B34 (San Francisco), B34a Large S
Shilling 1944: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museum Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1965 Mintage
Australian Coin Chart Varieties Large S
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Shilling 1944: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1944(m) George VI Australian Silver Shilling - Silveragecoins.com 1944S George VI Australian Silver Shilling - Silveragecoins.com
Shilling 1944: Some useful external links
Cruzi's Coins: Australian Shillings: 1944 Australian Silver Shilling Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1944 (Melbourne Mint)
Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1944 (San Francisco Mint) TDK Australian Pre-Decimal coins: 1944 (m) Australian Shilling
TDK Australian Pre-Decimal coins: 1944 (s) Australian Shilling
List of all (47) coins of type: Australia / Shilling
Shilling 1910 Shilling 1911 Shilling 1912 Shilling 1913 Shilling 1914 Shilling 1915
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