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1921-* Specimen Shilling

George V

Australia

1921-* Specimen Shilling Reverse1921-* Specimen Shilling Obverse MintageUnknownReverse DesignerW. H. J. BlakemoreObverse DesignerSir E. B. MacKennelWeight5.66 gramsSize23.5 mmCountryAustraliaDateMM1921-*DenominationShillingVarietyGeorge VVariety ExtSpecimenPrefixSPWeight5.6550012759Size23.5EdgeReededFace CurrencyAUDFace Value0.1Mintage0Mintage InfoUnknown15891921-* Specimen ShillingCompositionSilver92.5%0.9250000119Copper7.5%0.075000003Silver0.9250000119Copper0.075000003Bullion Value$4
In 1921, the Sydney a facility that produces coinsmintmint produced A coin struck from an early circulation die state, not intended for circulationspecimenspecimen shillings as A proof or specimen strike intended to represent a circulation piece produced for mint recordsproof of recordproof of record strikings. The A coin struck from an early circulation die state, not intended for circulationspecimenspecimen features a flattened A coin finish characterized by angled reflective surfaces producing a cartwheel effectbrilliant finishbrilliant finish as typical for Sydney a facility that produces coinsmintmint A coin struck from an early circulation die state, not intended for circulationspecimenspecimen strikes with smooth surface reflections. The The tails side of the coinreversereverse features some slight weakening of the emu and the top of the shield while the The heads side of the coinobverseobverse is generally well struck up. The A coin struck from an early circulation die state, not intended for circulationspecimenspecimen can be best characterized by two The heads side of the coinobverseobverse A crack on the die which produces a raised line on the die it produces, or on the coins it strikesdie cracksdie crack.





The first die crack of the 1921 specimen shilling, under F . D. to the base of I of IND
Image: (Noble Numismatics, 2007)84Journal
Noble Numismatics Sale 85
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The second die crack of the 1921 specimen shilling, under OR and through the 2nd G of GEORGE
Image: (Noble Numismatics, 2007)84Journal
Noble Numismatics Sale 85
Lot 1221
Noble Numismatics7/24/20079/23/2010 10:28:40 PM




The A crack on the die which produces a raised line on the die it produces, or on the coins it strikesdie cracksdie crack alone should not be used as a means of identifying a A coin struck from an early circulation die state, not intended for circulationspecimenspecimen strike, but rather, should be paired with the correct The open fields of a coinsurfacesurface finish as a means of identification.

References

  • Noble Numismatics, 2007. 'Lot 1221'. Noble Numismatics Sale 85. pp

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