The Australian Shilling was a coin of the Commonwealth of Australia prior to decimalisation. The coin was minted from 1910 until 1963, excluding 1923, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1938, 1947, 1949 and 1951. After decimalisation 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.
Composition: 0.925 silver (0.1680 oz ASW).
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.