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Proof Coin - Sixpence, Australia, 1951 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5254

Summary:
Australia
Sixpence 1951 PL
Proof strike
Mint: Royal Mint London
Description:
A silver coin (19 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX FIDEI DEF. ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials H.P.. The reverse features the Ensigns Armorial of the Commonwealth of Australia, as authorised by Royal Warrent 7th May 1908 - composed of a simple shield enclosing a cross of Saint George on which are five six-pointed stars, around the outside of which are six small escutcheons, i.e., small shields. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound. Above the shield a crest, the seven-pointed star of Federation on a wreath. Below on a ribbon the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribed. The mint mark PL is in tiny letters below the ribbon. Around above, SIXPENCE and below, between arrow heads, the date, 1951.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.822 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: 1945 penny
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, HRH George VI (1895-1952), Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Thomas Humphrey Paget, Medallist (1893-1974), The Royal Mint
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1951 AD
Denomination: Sixpence
Obverse Description: Bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D:G:BR:OMN:REX FIDEI DEF. ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials H.P.
Reverse Description: Ensigns Armorial of the Commonwealth of Australia, as authorised by Royal Warrent 7th May 1908 - composed of a simple shield enclosing a cross of Saint George on which are five six-pointed stars, around the outside of which are six small escutcheons, i.e., small shields. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound. Above the shield a crest, the seven-pointed star of Federation on a wreath. Below on a ribbon the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribed. The mint mark PL is in tiny letters below the ribbon. Around above, SIXPENCE and below, between arrow heads, the date, 1951.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS VI D:G: BR: OMN: REX FIDEI DEF.
Reverse: SIXPENCE 1951 PL ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM George VI, Australia
Mint: Royal Mint, London
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Artist: William Blakemore

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