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2008/220/1-115 Coin, Australian threepence, George V, silver, designed by William Blakemore and Bertram Mackennal, made by Royal Mint, London, England, 1912. Click to enlarge.

Australian threepence

by Mackennal, Bertram in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1912.

Threepence coin, plain edge. OBVERSE; central effigy of crowned King George V, surrounding legend "GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:". REVERSE; central design of the Ensigns Armorial of the Commonwealth of Australia composed of a simple shield (the Coat of Arms of Australia). The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on grassy mound. Above the shield a crest, the seven-pointed star of Federation on a wreath. Below the shield, the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribe...

Summary

Object No.

2008/220/1-115

Object Statement

Coin, Australian threepence, George V, silver, designed by William Blakemore and Bertram Mackennal, made by Royal Mint, London, England, 1912

Physical Description

Threepence coin, plain edge.
OBVERSE; central effigy of crowned King George V, surrounding legend "GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:".
REVERSE; central design of the Ensigns Armorial of the Commonwealth of Australia composed of a simple shield (the Coat of Arms of Australia). The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on grassy mound. Above the shield a crest, the seven-pointed star of Federation on a wreath. Below the shield, the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribed on the ribbon. Above, "THREEPENCE"; below, "1912".

Dimensions

Width

1 mm

Weight

1.41 g

Production

Notes

It has a mintage of 2,400,000.
William Blakemore is the designer of the reverse.
Bertram Mackennal is the designer of the obverse.

Reference: McDonald, Greg. The pocketbook guide to Australian coins and banknotes, 4th edition, Greg McDonald Publishing and Numismatics Pty Ltd, Terrigal, 1996, p. 47

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Australian threepence 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 January 2020, <https://ma.as/382593>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/382593 |title=Australian threepence |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=28 January 2020 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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