Australia: Coin Type Shilling - Ram's Head (50% silver) - detailed information

Australia: Coin Type Shilling - Ram's Head (50% silver) (issued 1946 - 1963)
Coin TypeShilling - Ram's Head (50% silver)

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: 0.500 silver (0.0908 oz ASW).

Obverse

Effigy of the monarch, legend.

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the monarch.
Reverse

Merino Sheep / Commonwealth Star. AUSTRALIA SHILLING

Reverse InscriptionAUSTRALIA SHILLING [year]
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: Shilling - Ram's Head (50% silver) (15)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Shilling 1946 11,388,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Shilling 1948 4,132,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Shilling 1950 7,188,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX FIDEI DEF.
Shilling 1952 19,644,000 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX FIDEI DEF.
Shilling 1953 12,204,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Shilling 1954 16,188,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Shilling 1955 7,493,200 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA F: D: +
Shilling 1956 6,065,500 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA F: D: +
Shilling 1957 12,669,256 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA F: D: +
Shilling 1958 7,413,506 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA F: D: +
Shilling 1959 10,877,506 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA F: D: +
Shilling 1960 14,513,509 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA F: D: +
Shilling 1961 31,865,506 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA F: D: +
Shilling 1962 6,594,016 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA F: D: +
Shilling 1963 10,074,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA F: D: +
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Shilling - Ram's Head (50% silver): Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Pound
Sub-type ofShilling - Ram's Head
From1946
To1963
Face Value1 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Material0.500 Silver
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.5000
Mass (g)5.6500