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Coin: Threepence 1940
Description

A silver coin (16 mm diameter with plain 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 three ears of wheat held by a curved ribbon. Around above, AUSTRALIA; around below divided into two by the stalks of the wheat, THREE PENCE, above, across the middle of the coin the date divided into two by the ears, 1940. The artist's initials tucked into the first and last bends in the ribbon K G.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value3 (x Penny) TypeThreepence - Stalks of Grain (Sterling silver)
Year1940 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage3,840,000 (3.8 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Melbourne Mint 3,840,000 (3.8 million) No mint mark
MaterialSterling silver (0.925) DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchKing George VI EffigyPortrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)16 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)1.4100
Obverse

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.

Obverse inscription GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP.
Reverse

Three ears of wheat held by a curved ribbon. Around above, AUSTRALIA; around below divided into two by the stalks of the wheat, THREE PENCE, above, across the middle of the coin the date divided into two by the ears, 1940. The artist's initials tucked into the first and last bends in the ribbon K G.

Reverse inscription

AUSTRALIA 1940 THREE PENCE

EdgePlain Edge inscription

None

Threepence 1940: Photos
Threepence 1940: Photo Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1940
Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1940
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Threepence 1940: Photo Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1940
Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1940
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Threepence 1940: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 37
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesC28
Australian Coin ChartT26
Threepence 1940: 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
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Museum Victoria Collections: Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1940
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