1928 Threepence Reverse1928 Threepence ObverseMintage5,008,000Reverse DesignerW. H. J. BlakemoreObverse DesignerSir E. B. MacKennelWeight1.41 gramsSize17 mmCountryAustraliaDateMM1928DenominationThreepenceVarietyGeorge VPrefixMSWeight1.41374985243Size17EdgePlainFace CurrencyAUDFace Value0.025Mintage5008000CompositionSilver92.5%0.9250000119Copper7.5%0.075000003Silver0.9250000119Copper0.075000003Bullion Value90cThe 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 The tails side of the coinreversereverse with THREEPENCE up the top and the year of issue down the bottom. The The heads side of the coinobverseobverse features the crowned bust of King George V facing to the left and the The inscription around the inner edge of the coinlegendlegend, 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 A coin with a numeral in the date punched or tooled over another numeraloverdateoverdate threepence 1922/21 Overdate Threepence1230(learn more). Type set collectors of A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state pieces would do well aiming for the 1918-M 1918-M Threepence1223(learn more), 1921-M 1921-M Threepence1228(learn more), 1934 1934 Threepence1243(learn more), 1935 1935 Threepence1245(learn more) and 1936 1936 Threepence1246(learn more) for good strikes and value.
This series was struck at the London, Sydney and Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintsmint. From 1911 to 1915 the London a facility that produces coinsmintmint struck the threepence. From 1916 to 1924 the Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintmint struck threepence bearing the A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinmintmarkmintmarkM under the date from 1916 to 1921. From 1924 to 1926 the Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintmint in conjunction with the Sydney a facility that produces coinsmintmint struck threepence and the rest of the series was struck by the Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintmint.