3 Pence - George VI

Features

Issuer Australia
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1938-1944
Value 3 Pence (1/80)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 1.41 g
Diameter 16 mm
Thickness 0.95 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 2980
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 37
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of King George VI facing left

Lettering:
GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR OMN:REX F:D:IND:IMP.
HP

Translation: George VI by the Grace of God, King of all the British territories, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.

Reverse

Three Wheat Heads with ribbon dividing the date with the denomination below and the country name above

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
19 42
K G
THREE PENCE

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Smooth

Mints

Royal Mint, Melbourne, Australia (1872-1969)
D United States Mint, Denver, United States (1906-date)
S United States Mint, San Francisco, United States (1854-date)

Comments

Difference between 1944S type 2 (left) and type 1 (right):

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1938  4 560 000 1.79 1.50 2.64 5.07 2.40 11%
1938  0.13% Proof
1939  3 856 000 1.52 2.40 15 11 9%
1939  0.2% Proof
1940  3 840 000 1.58 3.52 1.43 9%
1941  7 584 000 2.59 3.84 1.43 15%
1942  528 000 2.52 2.74 5.41 3.15 4%
1942 D 16 000 000 1.03 1.69 1.90 2.35 1.59 4.14 28%
1942 S 8 000 000 2.40 1.03 1.47 2.13 4.33 4.28 14%
1943  24 912 000 1.01 1.33 2.09 2.10 3.73 4.96 36%
1943 D 16 000 000 1.90 1.07 2.02 2.10 2.56 4.95 32%
1943 S 8 000 000 2.22 1.50 1.10 4.30 14%
1944 S 32 000 000 1.97 1.37 1.18 2.05 1.43 5.20 25% "S" letter variety type 1
1944 S 0.77 1.59 2.17 5% "S" letter variety type 2

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