Information about legend: AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA (1853 - )
LegendAUSTRALIA
Australia / Penny 1956

On 1 January 1901, federation of the Australian colonies was achieved after a decade of planning, consultation and voting. This established the Commonwealth of Australia as a dominion of the British Empire. The new country introduced its own currency in 1910. In keeping with tradition, this coinage showed the legend of the (British) monarch on the obverse.

The pre-decimal coinage though showed this legend on the reverse from 1938 to 1964. On decimal coinage, the design of the copper penny is now used (with modifications) on a series of investment gold coins.

The legend was also used before Federation, between 1853 and 1870, on the Australian Sovereign and Half Sovereign series issued in the colony of New South Wales - now revived as a Perth Mint bullion series.

AUSTRALIA - Example/s on coins
Australia / Penny 1956

AUSTRALIA on pre-decimal coinage

Australia / Penny 1956

Illustrated on this coin, the legend AUSTRALIA appears on the reverse of pre-decimal coins after the coinage re-design for King George VI.

The obverse is reserved for the monarch's legend.

AUSTRALIA - Australia - (180) Coins (Page 1 of 2)
Coin NameMintageEffigy
Australian Half Sovereign 1853 (pattern) unknown Queen Victoria - Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet Head)
Australian Sovereign 1853 (pattern) unknown Queen Victoria - Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet Head)
Australian Half Sovereign 1855 21,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Sovereign 1855 502,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet Head)
Australian Half Sovereign 1856 478,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet Head)
Australian Sovereign 1856 981,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet Head)
Australian Half Sovereign 1857 537,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Sovereign 1857 499,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Half Sovereign 1858 483,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Sovereign 1858 1,101,500 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Half Sovereign 1859 341,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Sovereign 1859 1,050,500 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Half Sovereign 1860 156,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Sovereign 1860 1,573,500 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Half Sovereign 1861 186,500 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Sovereign 1861 1,626,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Half Sovereign 1862 210,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Sovereign 1862 2,477,500 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Half Sovereign 1863 150,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Sovereign 1863 1,255,500 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Half Sovereign 1864 141,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Sovereign 1864 2,698,500 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Half Sovereign 1865 62,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Sovereign 1865 2,130,500 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Half Sovereign 1866 154,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Sovereign 1866 2,911,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Sovereign 1867 2,370,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Sovereign 1868 2,319,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Australian Sovereign 1870 1,220,000 Queen Victoria - Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young Head with Banksia)
Florin 1937 (pattern) unknown
Penny 1937 (pattern) 12 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1937 (pattern) unknown
Threepence 1937 (pattern) 15 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Florin 1938 2,990,250 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1938 5,552,650 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1938 1,484,250 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1938 4,560,250 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Florin 1939 630,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1939 Kangaroo 504,100 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1939 6,240,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1939 1,520,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1939 3,856,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Florin 1940 8,410,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1940 2,294,400 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1940 5,188,800 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1940 760,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1940 3,840,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Florin 1941 7,694,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1941 5,011,200 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1941 14,382,800 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1941 3,040,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1941 7,584,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Florin 1942 23,986,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1942 11,054,400 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1942 21,244,800 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1942 5,380,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Florin 1943 23,762,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1943 39,988,806 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1943 53,198,400 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1943 18,720,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1943 48,912,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Florin 1944 33,440,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1944 720,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1944 29,942,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1944 22,576,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1944 32,000,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Florin 1945 11,970,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1945 3,033,600 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1945 15,172,806 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1945 (not released) unknown King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Florin 1946 22,154,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1946 13,747,200 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1946 240,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1946 11,388,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Florin 1947 39,292,800 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1947 9,292,800 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1947 11,174,400 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1947 4,176,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1948 30,160,800 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1948 28,150,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1948 4,132,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1948 26,208,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1949 22,310,400 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1949 27,064,800 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1949 26,400,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1950 12,014,400 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1950 57,846,800 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1950 7,188,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1950 35,456,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Florin 1951 10,068,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Florin 1951 Federation Jubilee 2,000,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1951 41,422,080 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1951 52,128,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1951 55,856,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Florin 1952 10,044,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Halfpenny 1952 1,831,680 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Penny 1952 57,922,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Shilling 1952 19,644,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Threepence 1952 21,560,000 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Florin 1953 12,658,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
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Legend: Details
Year From1853
Year To
CountryAustralia
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