Shilling, Coin Type from Australia - detailed information

Shilling, Coin Type from Australia (issued 1910 - 1963)
Coin TypeShilling

The Australian Shilling was a coin of the Commonwealth of Australia prior to decimalization. The coin was minted from 1910 until 1963, excluding 1923, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1938, 1947, 1949 and 1951. After decimalization on 14 February 1966, it was equal to 10¢.

During World War II, between 1942-1944, shilling production was supplemented by coinage produced at the San Francisco branch of the United States Mint, which bear a small S below the ram's head.

Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend.

Throughout the history of the coin, monarchs were: King Edward VII, King George V, king George VI and Queen Elizabeth II.

No shilling coins were issued during the reign of King Edward VIII.

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the monarch.
Reverse

Reverse Inscription
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

If you keep your coins in 2x2 cardboard holders, the best size for shillings is 25mm.

All Coins of Type: Shilling (47)
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
Shilling 1910 Australia / Shilling 1910 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1910 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,536,069
Shilling 1911 Australia / Shilling 1911 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1911 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,700,000
Shilling 1912 Australia / Shilling 1912 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1912 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,000,000
Shilling 1913 Australia / Shilling 1913 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1913 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 1,200,000
Shilling 1914 Australia / Shilling 1914 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1914 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 3,300,000
Shilling 1915 Australia / Shilling 1915 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1915 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mints:
- Royal Mint: 800,000
- Heaton and Sons (Birmingham Mint): 500,000
Total Mintage: 1,300,000
Shilling 1916 Australia / Shilling 1916 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1916 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 5,141,025
Shilling 1917 Australia / Shilling 1917 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1917 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 5,274,000
Shilling 1918 Australia / Shilling 1918 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1918 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 3,761,000
Shilling 1919 (pattern) Australia / Shilling 1919 (pattern) - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1919 (pattern) - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: unknown
Shilling 1920 Australia / Shilling 1920 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1920 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 520,000
Shilling 1921 Australia / Shilling 1921 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1921 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Sydney Mint
Mintage: 1,641,000
Shilling 1922 Australia / Shilling 1922 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1922 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 2,039,924
Shilling 1924 Australia / Shilling 1924 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1924 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mints:
- Melbourne Mint: unknown
- Sydney Mint: unknown
Total Mintage: 673,658
Shilling 1925 Australia / Shilling 1925 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1925 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mints:
- Melbourne Mint: unknown
- Sydney Mint: unknown
Total Mintage: 1,448,794
Shilling 1926 Australia / Shilling 1926 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1926 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mints:
- Melbourne Mint: unknown
- Sydney Mint: unknown
Total Mintage: 2,352,100
Shilling 1927 Australia / Shilling 1927 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1927 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 1,146,050
Shilling 1928 Australia / Shilling 1928 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1928 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 664,000
Shilling 1931 Australia / Shilling 1931 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1931 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 1,000,570
Shilling 1933 Australia / Shilling 1933 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1933 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 220,000
Shilling 1934 Australia / Shilling 1934 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1934 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 480,100
Shilling 1935 Australia / Shilling 1935 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1935 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 500,000
Shilling 1936 Australia / Shilling 1936 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1936 - obverse photo Material: Sterling silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 2,000,000
Shilling 1937 (pattern) Material: Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 6
Shilling 1938 Australia / Shilling 1938 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1938 - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 1,484,250
Shilling 1939 Australia / Shilling 1939 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1939 - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 1,520,000
Shilling 1940 Australia / Shilling 1940 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1940 - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 760,000
Shilling 1941 Australia / Shilling 1941 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1941 - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 3,040,000
Shilling 1942 Australia / Shilling 1942 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1942 - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mints:
- San Francisco Mint: 4,000,000
- Melbourne Mint: 1,380,000
Total Mintage: 5,380,000
Shilling 1943 Australia / Shilling 1943 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1943 - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mints:
- San Francisco Mint: 16,000,000
- Melbourne Mint: 2,720,000
Total Mintage: 18,720,000
Shilling 1944 Australia / Shilling 1944 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1944 - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mints:
- Melbourne Mint: 14,576,000
- United States Mint, San Francisco: 8,000,000
Total Mintage: 22,576,000
Shilling 1945 (not released) Australia / Shilling 1945 (not released) - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1945 (not released) - obverse photo Material: Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: unknown
Shilling 1946 Australia / Shilling 1946 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1946 - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mints:
- Melbourne Mint: 10,072,000
- Perth Mint: 1,316,000
Total Mintage: 11,388,000
Shilling 1948 Australia / Shilling 1948 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1948 - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 4,132,000
Shilling 1950 Australia / Shilling 1950 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1950 - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 7,188,000
Shilling 1952 Australia / Shilling 1952 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1952 - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 19,644,000
Shilling 1953 Australia / Shilling 1953 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1953 - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 12,204,000
Shilling 1954 Australia / Shilling 1954 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1954 - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 16,188,000
Shilling 1955 Australia / Shilling 1955 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1955 - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 7,493,200
Shilling 1956 Australia / Shilling 1956 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1956 - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 6,065,500
Shilling 1957 Australia / Shilling 1957 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1957 - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 12,669,256
Shilling 1958 Australia / Shilling 1958 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1958 - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 7,413,506
Shilling 1959 Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 10,877,506
Shilling 1960 Australia / Shilling 1960 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1960 - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 14,513,509
Shilling 1961 Australia / Shilling 1961 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1961 - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 31,865,506
Shilling 1962 Australia / Shilling 1962 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1962 - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 6,594,016
Shilling 1963 Australia / Shilling 1963 - reverse photo Australia / Shilling 1963 - obverse photo Material: 0.500 Silver
Mint: Melbourne Mint
Mintage: 10,074,000
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Shilling: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Pound
Sub-types Shilling - Coat of Arms
Shilling - Ram's Head
From1910
To1963
Face Value1 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
MaterialSilver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.5000
Mass (g)5.6500
Shilling: Photos
ImageDetails
Australia 1910 shilling
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Author:
Notes: Coat of Arms (1910 - 1936).
Source
Australia 1953 shilling
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Author:
Notes: Ram's head (1937 - 1963).
Source
Australia 1910 shilling
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Author:
Notes: King Edward VII (1910).
Source
Australia 1915-H shilling
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Author:
Notes: King George V (1911 - 1936).
Source
Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1945
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George VI, Emperor of India (1938 - 1948).
Source
Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1950
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: King George VI (1950 - 1952).
Source
Proof Coin - 1 Shilling, Specimen Strike, Australia, 1953
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Queen Elizabeth II (1953 - 1954).
Source
Australia 1958 shilling
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Author:
Notes: Queen Elizabeth II, Defender of the Faith (1955 - 1963).
Source