Detailed information about Coin: Threepence 1954 from Australia
A silver coin (16 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right; around, + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F:D: The artist's initials M.G. incuse on the bust truncation above the G of GRATIA.
The reverse features three ears of wheat held by a curved ribbon. Around above, AUSTRALIA; around below diided 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, 1954. The artist's initials tucked into the first and last folds in the ribbon K G.
On the first issue of this denomination in the name of Elizabeth II in 1953, reference to her role as Defender of the Faith (F:D: or FIDEI DEF:) in the obverse legend was omitted but after extensive complaint in Australia it was returned on the standard coinage from 1955 (it was first used on the commemorative florin for the Royal visit in 1954).
|Face value||3 (x Penny)||Type||Threepence - Stalks of Grain (50% silver)|
|Year||1954||Current||No (demonetised 1966)|
|Mintage||2,672,000 (2.7 million)|
|Material||0.500 Silver||Designer||George Kruger Gray|
|Monarch||Queen Elizabeth II||Effigy||Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)|
|Production technology||Milled (machine-made)||Shape||Round|
|Size (mm)||16||Thickness (mm)|
Laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right, around, ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA + The artist's initials M.G. incuse on the bust truncation above the G of GRATIA.
|Obverse inscription||+ ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA|
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, 1954. The artist's initials tucked into the first and last folds in the ribbon K G.
AUSTRALIA 1954 THREE PENCE
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Australia KM# 51|
|Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values||C45|
|Australian Coin Chart||T43|
|Museums Victoria Collections||2016||Coin description|
|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||Varieties||Proof|
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