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Coin: Threepence 1921
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, 1921.

The mint mark M is below the date.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value3 (x Penny) TypeThreepence - Coat of Arms
Year1921 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage7,378,073 (7.4 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Melbourne Mint Letter M 7,378,073 (7.4 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, 1921.

The mint mark M is below the date.

Reverse inscription

THREEPENCE 1921 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Notes

An unknown number of Threepence coins in 1921 were minted in Melbourne without the "M" mint mark.

Krause catalogues list mintage of 7,378,000.

The Australian Coin Chart 1965 and The Standard Australian Coin Catalogue 1966 list mintage of 7,379,500.

Threepence 1921: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
No mint mark unknown (hover mouse for text)
Threepence 1921: Photos
Threepence 1921: Photo Specimen Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1921
Specimen Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1921
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Threepence 1921: Photo Specimen Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1921
Specimen Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1921
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Threepence 1921: Photo Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1921
Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1921
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Threepence 1921: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 24
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesC11 and C12 (No mint mark)
Australian Coin ChartT11 and T12 (No mint mark)
Threepence 1921: 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
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Varieties link No mint mark
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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Threepence 1921: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1921(m) George V Australian Silver Threepence - Silveragecoins.com 1921M George V Australian Silver Threepence - Silveragecoins.com
Threepence 1921: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Specimen Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1921 Museums Victoria: Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1921 (No mint mark)
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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