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Coin - Sixpence, Australia, 1943 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5236

Summary:
Australia
Sixpence 1943 S
Mint: San Francisco

During World War II the US mints at San Francisco and Denver were contracted to strike silver coins, and the Indian mint at Bombay to strike bronze coins for Australia.
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 F. D. IND: IMP: ; 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. Around above, SIXPENCE and below, between arrow heads, the date, 1943. Above the date is the mint mark S.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.838 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: federation star, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, gri, lm, fiddef, ind, imp, srj, grj, script letters
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, San Francisco Mint, Medal Makers, United States of America, Thomas Humphrey Paget, Medallist (1893-1974)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1943 AD
Denomination: Sixpence
Obverse Description: Bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: ; 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. Around above, SIXPENCE and below, between arrow heads, the date, 1943. Above the date is the mint mark S.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Reverse: SIXPENCE 1943 S ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Australia
Mint: San Francisco (Mint), San Francisco, California, United States of America, 1943
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Artist: William Blakemore

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amanda gonzalez Posted on 17 Dec 2009 4:45 AM
i have an georgivs vid:G:BR:OMN:REX:F:D:IND:IMP. FLORIN 1943 Australia coin i was wondering how much does these coins go for?
Discovery Centre Posted on 17 Dec 2009 11:06 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Amanda, thanks for your enquiry. Museum Victoria does not provide valuations. Please see the following website for information about coin valuations: http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/discovery-centre-news/coin-valuations/

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