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15 Pence - George III "Dump" New South Wales Colony

15 Pence - George III "Dump" (New South Wales Colony) -  obverse15 Pence - George III "Dump" (New South Wales Colony) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia - Colonial
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1813
Value 15 Pence (1/16)
Currency Pound sterling (1788-1929)
Composition Silver (.903)
Weight 5.619 g
Diameter 19 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized 1829
References KM# 1.1,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
KM# 1.2,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
KM# 1.3,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
KM# 1.4
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

At centre a crown, around above, NEW SOUTH WALES; below, 1813

Lettering:
NEW · SOUTH · WALES
1813

Reverse

Legend in two lines; FIFTEEN PENCE

Lettering:
FIFTEEN

P E NC E

Edge

Milled

Comments

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1813  26,000 KM#1.1 (4.5mm spacing; mira type A/1)
1813  1,600 KM#1.2 (4.0mm spacing; mira type C/4)
1813  8,000 KM#1.3 (5.0mm spacing; mira type D/2)
1813  KM#1.4 (3.5mm spacing; mira type E/3)

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