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1928 Threepence

The George V threepence series, lasting throughout George V's reign from 1911 to 1936, features the Coat of Arms with 'Advance Australia' across the scroll on the
reverse with 'THREEPENCE' up the top and the year of issue down the bottom. The
obverse features the crowned bust of King George V facing to the left and the
legend, 'GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT : OMN : REX F. D. IND : IMP' ('George V, by the grace of god, Ruler and King of Britain, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India').

Like most George V series, this a very popular series to collect. In lower grade, all dates can be acquired at reasonable expense excluding the 1922/1 overdate threepence (1922/21 Overdate Threepence). Type set collectors of
mint state pieces would do well aiming for the 1918-M (1918-M Threepence), 1921-M (1921-M Threepence), 1934 (1934 Threepence), 1935 (1935 Threepence) and 1936 (1936 Threepence) for good strikes and value.

This series was struck at the London, Sydney and Melbourne
mints. From 1911 to 1915 the London
mint struck the threepence. From 1916 to 1924 the Melbourne
mint struck threepence bearing the
mintmark 'M' under the date from 1916 to 1921. From 1924 to 1926 the Melbourne
mint in conjunction with the Sydney
mint struck threepence and the rest of the series was struck by the Melbourne

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Reverse Designer
W. H. J. Blakemore
Obverse Designer
Sir E. B. MacKennel
17 mm
Silver: 92.5%
Copper: 7.5%
Bullion Value
1928  Threepence Reverse

1928  Threepence Reverse


Grade Value AUD
F12 $1
VF20 $3
XF40 $10
AU50 $38
AU55 $95
AU58 $165
MS62 $260
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