1942 Threepence Reverse1942 Threepence ObverseMintage528,000Reverse DesignerGeorge Kruger GrayObverse DesignerThomas H. PagetWeight1.41 gramsSize17 mmCountryAustraliaDateMM1942DenominationThreepenceVarietyGeorge VIPrefixMSWeight1.41374985243Size17EdgePlainFace CurrencyAUDFace Value0.025Mintage528000CompositionSilver92.5%0.9250000119Copper7.5%0.075000003Silver0.9250000119Copper0.075000003Bullion Value85cThe 1942 threepence is the key date of the George VI threepence series primarily due to its low The number of coins struck of a particular designationmintagemintage of just 528,000 pieces. The issue was struck at the Melbourne mint and is identifiable by the absence of a A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinmintmarkmintmark under the second half of the date.
Melbourne mint 1942 threepence
San Francisco mint 1942 threepence
Denver mint 1942 threepence
The coin is plagued by a soft strike on the wheat stalks making high grade A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state coins difficult to come by with MS64 being the highest grade realistically available. The coin is by no means easy to acquire in A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state, being one of the rarest George VI circulation strike in A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state with most uncertified uncirculated examples on the market grading between AU53 and AU58.