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1928 Threepence

George V

Australia

1928 Threepence Reverse1928 Threepence Obverse Mintage5,008,000Reverse DesignerW. H. J. BlakemoreObverse DesignerSir E. B. MacKennelWeight1.41 gramsSize17 mmCompositionSilver92.5%Copper7.5%Bullion Value$0.99
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 The tails side of the coinreverse with 'THREEPENCE' up the top and the year of issue down the bottom. The The heads side of the coinobverse features the crowned bust of King George V facing to the left and the The inscription around the inner edge of the coinlegend, '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 (learn more). Type set collectors of A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint state pieces would do well aiming for the 1918-M (learn more), 1921-M (learn more), 1934 (learn more), 1935 (learn more) and 1936 (learn more) for good strikes and value.

This series was struck at the London, Sydney and Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmints. From 1911 to 1915 the London a facility that produces coinsmint struck the threepence. From 1916 to 1924 the Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmint struck threepence bearing the A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinmintmark 'M' under the date from 1916 to 1921. From 1924 to 1926 the Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmint in conjunction with the Sydney a facility that produces coinsmint struck threepence and the rest of the series was struck by the Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmint.


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