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Coin: Threepence 1910
Description

A silver coin (16 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a crowned and robed bust of Edward VII facing right; around, EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials DES.

The reverse features the Ensigns Armorial of the Commonwealth of Australia, as authorised by Royal Warrant 7th May 1908 - composed of a simple shield enclosing a cross of Saint George on which are five six-pointed stars, around the outside of which are six small escutcheons, i.e., small shields. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound. Above the shield a crest, the seven-pointed star of Federation on a wreath. Below on a ribbon the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribed. Around above, THREEPENCE and below, between arrow heads, the date, 1910.

A total of 8,032,034 threepences of this die were struck (6,000,000 in 1911) - the mintage figures in the Annual Reports indicate only how many coins were struck during the year, not the date and form of the coin.

This is the only year when Australian coins of king Edward VII were issued.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value3 (x Penny) TypeThreepence - Coat of Arms
Year1910 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage8,032,034 (8.0 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 8,032,034 (8.0 million)
MaterialSterling silver (0.925) DesignerWilliam Henry James Blakemore
MonarchKing Edward VII EffigyPortrait by George William de Saulles (Crowned Bust)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)16 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)1.4100
Obverse

Crowned and robed bust of King Edward VII facing right; around, the monarch's legend in Latin EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: · (Edward the Seventh, by the Grace of God, King of all the Britains, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India); below the bust in small letters are the artist's initials DES (for [George William] de Saulles).

Obverse inscription EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: ·
Reverse

The reverse features the Ensigns Armorial of the Commonwealth of Australia, as authorised by Royal Warrant 7th May 1908.

At centre, simple shield enclosing a cross of Saint George on which are five six-pointed stars, around the outside of which are six small escutcheons, i.e., small shields. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound. Above the shield a crest, the seven-pointed star of Federation on a wreath and on a ribbon at the base the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribed.

Around above, the denomination THREEPENCE; below, between arrow heads, the date 1910.

Reverse inscriptionTHREEPENCE 1910 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

The Australian Coin Chart lists mintage of 2,000,000.
Krause and Renniks catalogues list mintage of 4,000,000.

According to Museums Victoria though (which inherited the archives of the Melbourne Mint and can be considered authoritative), 8,032,034 of the 1910 die were struck in total, most of them during 1911.

Threepence 1910: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
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Threepence 1910: Photos
Threepence 1910: Photo Australia 1910 3 pence
Australia 1910 3 pence
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Threepence 1910: Photo Specimen Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1910
Specimen Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1910
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Threepence 1910: Photo Specimen Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1910
Specimen Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1910
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Threepence 1910: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 18
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesC1
Australian Coin ChartT1
Threepence 1910: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Mint link
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Mintage link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
Threepence 1910: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1910(L) Edward VII Australian Silver Threepence - Silveragecoins.com
Threepence 1910: Some useful external links
Cruzi's Coins: Australian Threepence: 1910 Australian Silver Threepence Australia 1910 3 pence - CoinFactsWiki
Museums Victoria: Specimen Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1910
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List of all (47) coins of type: Australia / Threepence
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Threepence 1917 Threepence 1918 Threepence 1919 Threepence 1920 Threepence 1921 Threepence 1922
Threepence 1923 Threepence 1924 Threepence 1925 Threepence 1926 Threepence 1927 Threepence 1928
Threepence 1934 Threepence 1935 Threepence 1936 Threepence 1937 (pattern) Threepence 1938 Threepence 1939
Threepence 1940 Threepence 1941 Threepence 1942 Threepence 1943 Threepence 1944 Threepence 1947
Threepence 1948 Threepence 1949 Threepence 1950 Threepence 1951 Threepence 1952 Threepence 1953
Threepence 1954 Threepence 1955 Threepence 1956 Threepence 1957 Threepence 1958 Threepence 1959
Threepence 1960 Threepence 1961 Threepence 1962 Threepence 1963 Threepence 1964