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Coin: Threepence 1916
Description

A silver coin (16 mm diameter with plain 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, THREEPENCE and below, between arrow heads, the date, 1916. The mint mark M is below the date.

1916 was the first year that silver coins were struck at Melbourne.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value3 (x Penny) TypeThreepence - Coat of Arms
Year1916 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage1,913,525 (1.9 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Melbourne Mint Letter M 1,913,525 (1.9 million)
MaterialSterling silver (0.925) DesignerWilliam Henry James Blakemore
MonarchKing George V EffigyPortrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)16 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)1.4100
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, THREEPENCE; below, between arrow heads, the date, 1916.The mint mark M is below the date.

Reverse inscription

THREEPENCE 1916 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

Krause catalogues list mintage of 1,913,000 plus 25 proofs.

The Australian Coin Chart 1965 and Renniks 1965 list circulation mintage of 1,913,500 and no proofs.

Threepence 1916: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 25 (included in main number)
Threepence 1916: Photos
Threepence 1916: Photo Proof Coin - Threepence, Specimen Strike, Australia, 1916
Proof Coin - Threepence, Specimen Strike, Australia, 1916
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Author:
Notes: Proof.
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Threepence 1916: Photo Proof Coin - Threepence, Specimen Strike, Australia, 1916
Proof Coin - Threepence, Specimen Strike, Australia, 1916
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
source
Threepence 1916: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 24
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesC6
Australian Coin ChartT6
Threepence 1916: 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
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins 1988 Mintage Proof mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties Proof
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Threepence 1916: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1916M George V Australian Silver Threepence - Silveragecoins.com
Threepence 1916: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - Threepence, Specimen Strike, Australia, 1916 Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1916
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List of all (47) coins of type: Australia / Threepence
Threepence 1910 Threepence 1911 Threepence 1912 Threepence 1914 Threepence 1915 Threepence 1916
Threepence 1917 Threepence 1918 Threepence 1919 Threepence 1920 Threepence 1921 Threepence 1922
Threepence 1923 Threepence 1924 Threepence 1925 Threepence 1926 Threepence 1927 Threepence 1928
Threepence 1934 Threepence 1935 Threepence 1936 Threepence 1937 (pattern) Threepence 1938 Threepence 1939
Threepence 1940 Threepence 1941 Threepence 1942 Threepence 1943 Threepence 1944 Threepence 1947
Threepence 1948 Threepence 1949 Threepence 1950 Threepence 1951 Threepence 1952 Threepence 1953
Threepence 1954 Threepence 1955 Threepence 1956 Threepence 1957 Threepence 1958 Threepence 1959
Threepence 1960 Threepence 1961 Threepence 1962 Threepence 1963 Threepence 1964