Threepence - Stalks of Grain (Sterling silver), Coin Type from Australia - detailed information

Threepence - Stalks of Grain (Sterling silver), Coin Type from Australia (issued 1938 - 1944)
Coin TypeThreepence - Stalks of Grain (Sterling silver)

The Australian Threepence is a small silver coin used in the Commonwealth of Australia prior to decimalisation. It was minted from 1910 until 1964, excluding 1913, 1929 - 1933 inclusive, 1937, 1945 and 1946. After decimalisation on 14 February 1966, the coin was equivalent to 2½¢, but was rapidly withdrawn from circulation.

During World War II, between 1942 - 1944, threepence production was supplemented by coinage produced by the United States Mint with coins produced at the San Francisco and Denver mints. Coins minted at the San Francisco mint 1942-1944 contain a small S on the reverse, while coins produced at the Denver mint 1942-1943 have a small D on the reverse.

Composition: 0.925 silver (0.0419 oz ASW).


Effigy of the monarch, legend.

Obverse Inscription

Design, denomination, year.

Reverse Inscription
Edge InscriptionNone
Threepence - Stalks of Grain (Sterling silver): Details
CurrencyAustralian Pound
Sub-type ofThreepence - Stalks of Grain
Face Value3 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
MaterialSterling silver (0.925)
DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Size (mm)16
Mass (g)1.4100