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2008/220/1-115 Coin (1 of 325), Threepence, George V (1910-1936), silver alloy, designed by William Blakemore and Bertram Mackennal, Great Britain, minted by Royal Mint, Great Britain, 1912. Click to enlarge.

Australian Threepence coin

Made
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".

Summary

Object No.

2008/220/1-115

Object Statement

Coin (1 of 325), Threepence, George V (1910-1936), silver alloy, designed by William Blakemore and Bertram Mackennal, Great Britain, minted by Royal Mint, Great Britain, 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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