3 Pence - George V

Features

Issuer Australia
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1911-1936
Value 3 Pence (1⁄80)
Currency Pound (1788-1966)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 1.41 g
Diameter 16 mm
Thickness 0.8 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
4203
References KM# 24
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.

Obverse

Crowned portrait of George V facing left, inscription around

Script: Latin

Lettering:
GEORGIVS V D.G.BRITT: OMN:REX F.D.IND:IMP: ·
B. M.

Translation:
George V by the Grace of God, King of all the British territories, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India
B. M.

Engraver: Edgar Bertram MacKennal

Reverse

The Australian coat of arms in the centre supported by a kangaroo and emu. Value above and date below. Mintmark (if present) below date

Script: Latin

Lettering:
THREEPENCE
ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
1916
M

Engraver: William Henry James Blakemore

Edge

Smooth

3 Pence - George V -  obverse

© Walter_Scott

Mints

Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)
M Royal Mint, Melbourne, Australia (1872-1969)

Comments

1922 Spike in shield

1922 Overdate 2/1

1934 overdate 34/33

NOTE: different mint letters
M: Melbourne Mint
without letter: Melbourne and/or Sydney Mint

The coat of arms of Australia was first granted by Edward VII in 1908. However, by 1912 George V made changes to the overall design but the coat of arms remained unchanged on sixpence coins minted during his reign.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1911  4 000 000 $ 1.80 $ 3.20 $ 4.20 $ 4.20 11% London Mint
1911  0.19% London Mint; Proof
1911  0.19% London Mint; reeded edge; Proof
1912  Photo 2 400 000 $ 4.90 $ 4.90 $ 4.90 $ 4.90 $ 6.50 9% London Mint
1914  Photo 1 600 000 $ 15 $ 15 8% London Mint
1915  Photo 800 000 $ 700 4% London Mint
1916 M Photo 1 913 000 $ 1.90 $ 1.90 $ 3.20 $ 410 8% Circulation
1916 M 25 0.19% Proof
1917 M 3 808 000 $ 3.30 $ 3.30 $ 6.40 13% Circulation
1917 M 0.2% Proof
1918 M Photo 3 119 000 $ 1.10 $ 2.10 $ 3.30 $ 5.40 17% Circulation
1918 M 0.19% Proof
1919 M Photo 3 201 000 $ 1.00 $ 2.20 $ 4.30 $ 5.00 12% Circulation
1919 M 0.2% Proof
1920 M 4 196 000 $ 3.10 $ 6.90 $ 24 6% Circulation
1920 M 0.3% Proof
1921  $ 3.80 $ 3.80 $ 3.80 8% Circulation
1921 M 7 378 000 $ 1.20 $ 2.20 $ 2.20 $ 2.40 $ 3.10 $ 5.40 18% Circulation
1921 M 0.19% Proof
1922  900 0.14% 1922/1 Overdate; see comments
1922  5 531 000 $ 1.10 $ 2.80 $ 2.80 $ 2.80 13% Circulation
1922  0.19% Proof
1922  0% Spike in Shield Variety
1923  Photo 815 000 $ 7.30 $ 7.30 $ 13 5% Circulation
1924  Photo 2 014 000 $ 2.50 $ 6.30 $ 6.30 $ 7.50 9% Circulation
1924  0.19% Proof
1925  Photo 4 347 000 $ 0.97 $ 2.00 $ 3.20 $ 3.20 $ 8.80 16% Circulation
1925  0.3% Proof
1926  6 158 000 $ 2.10 $ 2.10 $ 2.80 16% Circulation
1926  0.19% Proof
1927  Photo 6 720 000 $ 1.10 $ 1.90 $ 2.90 $ 2.90 $ 2.90 25% Circulation
1927  50 0.2% Proof
1928  Photo 5 008 000 $ 1.80 $ 1.80 $ 3.20 $ 3.20 14% Circulation
1928  0.4% Proof
1934  2 800 000 $ 1.70 $ 3.20 $ 3.30 13% 1934/3 Overdate; see comments
1934  50 0.4% Proof
1935  2 800 000 $ 2.40 $ 2.40 $ 2.40 $ 2.40 9% Circulation
1935  0.19% Proof
1936  Photo 3 600 000 $ 0.92 $ 1.60 $ 2.50 $ 3.10 $ 7.90 $ 180 26% Circulation
1936  0.6% Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - George V
Katz
Auction 84
Lot 1467
Internet Archive
May 27, 2023 1912 – London Mint VF USD 9.59
(EUR 9.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - George V
Katz
Jubilee Auction 100
Lot 629
Internet Archive
Nov 23, 2023 1914 – London Mint USD 985.88
(EUR 925.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
2023 November 19 Spotlight: Coins of the British Empire World Coins Showcase Auction 61348
Lot 25048
Internet Archive
Nov 19, 2023 1915 – London Mint UNC
(PCGS MS63)
USD 720.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - George VPicture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232212
Lot 64412
Internet Archive
Mar 17, 2022 1915 – London Mint UNC
(PCGS MS64)
USD 2640.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - George VPicture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - George VPicture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - George VPicture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - George V
Heritage Auctions
2020 January 21 NYINC World & Ancient Coins Signature Online Auction 3082
Lot 33329
Internet Archive
Jan 21, 2020 1915 – London Mint UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 600.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - George VPicture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232104
Lot 64285
Internet Archive
Jan 27, 2021 1916 M – Circulation UNC
(PCGS MS63)
USD 456.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - George VPicture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - George V
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232053
Lot 65258
Internet Archive
Dec 30, 2020 1916 M – Circulation UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 408.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - George V
Katz
Auction 114
Lot 1556
Internet Archive
Feb 24, 2024 1918 M – Circulation AU USD 20.25
(EUR 19.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Heritage Auctions
2023 November 19 Spotlight: Coins of the British Empire World Coins Showcase Auction 61348
Lot 25049
Internet Archive
Nov 19, 2023 1919 M – Circulation UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 119.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - George V
Katz
Auction 96
Lot 1581
Internet Archive
Sep 23, 2023 1919 M – Circulation AU USD 76.74
(EUR 72.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
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