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Coin: Shilling 1950
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 FIDEI DEF: ; 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 . 1950. The artist's initials, KG is in the field above the star on the right.

This was the first year that the legend associated with King George VI was modified to remove reference to his having been Emperor of India; it was removed on the shilling denomination. The abbreviation IND:IMP: was removed and the abbreviation F:D: expanded to read FIDEI DEF:

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value1 (x Shilling) TypeShilling - Ram's Head (50% silver)
Year1950 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage7,188,000 (7.2 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Melbourne Mint No mint mark 7,188,000 (7.2 million)
Material0.500 Silver 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 FIDEI DEF: The artist's initials H.P. in the field below the back of the neck.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX FIDEI DEF.
Reverse

Ram's head facing three-quarters left; around above, AUSTRALIA, around below between two Federation stars, SHILLING . 1950. The artist's initials, KG is in the field above the star on the right.

Reverse inscriptionAUSTRALIA SHILLING 1950
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Shilling 1950: Photos
Shilling 1950: Photo Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1950
Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1950
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Shilling 1950: Photo Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1950
Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1950
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Shilling 1950: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 46
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesE40
Australian Coin ChartB38
Shilling 1950: 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
Australian Coin Chart 1965 Mintage
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Shilling 1950: Some useful external links
Cruzi's Coins: Australian Shillings: 1950 Australian Silver Shilling Museums Victoria: Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1950
TDK Australian Pre-Decimal coins: 1950 Australian Shilling
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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
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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