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3 Pence - George VI

Features

Country Australia
Type Common coin
Years 1938-1944
Value 3 Pence (1/80)
Metal Silver (.925)
Weight 1.41 g
Diameter 16 mm
Thickness 0.95 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 37
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
19 42
K G
THREE PENCE

Engraver: George Edward Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Smooth

Comments

NOTE: different mint letters
S: US San Francisco Mint
D: US Denver Mint
no mintletter: Melbourne Mint

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

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1938  4,560,000
1938  Proof
1939  3,856,000
1939  Proof
1940  3,840,000
1941  7,584,000
1942  528,000
1942 D 16,000,000
1942 S 8,000,000
1943  24,912,000
1943 D 16,000,000
1943 S 8,000,000
1944 S 32,000,000 "S" letter variety type 1
1944 S "S" letter variety type 2

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