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Coin: Threepence 1922
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, 1922.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value3 (x Penny) TypeThreepence - Coat of Arms
Year1922 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage5,531,500 (5.5 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Melbourne Mint No mint mark 5,531,500 (5.5 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, 1922.

Reverse inscriptionTHREEPENCE 1922 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Krause catalogues list mintage of 5,531,000, plus (separately) 900 specimens of the 1922/1 overdate variety.

The Australian Coin Chart 1966 however lists the mintage of the overdate variety at 30.

Renniks 1965 has mintage of 531,122 - corrected in later editions to 5,531,500.

Threepence 1922: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Overdate 1922/1 30 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Proof unknown
Threepence 1922: Photos
Threepence 1922: Photo Specimen Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1922
Specimen Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1922
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Threepence 1922: Photo Specimen Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1922
Specimen Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1922
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Threepence 1922: Photo Australia 1922 3 pence
Australia 1922 3 pence
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Notes: Struck with rusty dies, the fields are slightly porous in nature.
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Threepence 1922: Photo Australia 1922 3 pence
Australia 1922 3 pence
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Notes: Struck with rusty dies, the fields are slightly porous in nature.
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Threepence 1922: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 24
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsC13 and C13A (1922/1 overdate variety)
Australian Coin ChartT13 and T14 (1922/1 overdate variety)
Threepence 1922: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint
Australian Coin Chart 1965 Mintage
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1986 Mintage
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Varieties Overdate
Australian Coin Chart 1965 Varieties Overdate
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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Threepence 1922: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1922(m) George V Australian Silver Threepence - Silveragecoins.com 1922/1(m) George V Australian Silver Threepence - Silveragecoins.com
Threepence 1922: Some useful external links
Australia 1922 3 pence - CoinFactsWiki Museums Victoria: Specimen Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1922
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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