15 Pence - George III "Dump" New South Wales Colony
|Country||Australia - Colonial|
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||15 Pence (1/16)|
|Currency||Pound sterling (1788-1929)|
At centre a crown, around above, NEW SOUTH WALES; below, 1813
NEW · SOUTH · WALES
Legend in two lines; FIFTEEN PENCE
P E NC E
In 1813 Governor Lachlan Macquarie overcame an acute shortage of currency by arranging for the purchase of Spanish silver dollars, having the centres punched out and therein creating two new coins - the 'Holey Dollar' (valued at five shillings) and the 'Dump' (valued at one shilling and three pence). The work was carried out by William Hanshall, a convict transported for forgery.
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|1813||26,000||100%||KM#1.1 (4.5mm spacing; mira type A/1)|
|1813||1,600||38%||KM#1.2 (4.0mm spacing; mira type C/4)|
|1813||8,000||38%||KM#1.3 (5.0mm spacing; mira type D/2)|
|1813||38%||KM#1.4 (3.5mm spacing; mira type E/3)|
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