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Pattern Coin - Threepence, Australia, 1918 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 29390

Summary:
Australia
Threepence, 1918 M
Trial strike from die with reverse defaced by a series of eight dots in the field around the Arms.
Mint: Melbourne
Description:
A silver coin (16 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials B.M. 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. Around above, THREEPENCE and below, between arrow heads, the date, 1918. The mint mark M is below the date. Trial strike from die with reverse defaced by a series of eight dots in the field around the Arms.
Sterling silver, .925 fine alloyed with pure copper
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.404 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: debasement silver, pattern coins
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), HRH King George V (1865-1936), Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: pattern strikes
Series: Pre-Decimal
DateEra: 1918 AD
Denomination: Threepence
Obverse Description: Crowned and robed bust of George V facing left; around, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials B.M.
Reverse Description: At centre, 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 and on a ribbon at the base the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribed; around above, THREEPENCE; below, between arrow heads, the date, 1918.The mint mark M is below the date. Trial strike from die with reverse defaced by a series of eight dots in the field around the Arms.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Reverse: THREEPENCE 1918 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA M
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM King George V, Australia
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal
Artist: William Blakemore

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