Tags

Add your own tags:
Separate multiple tags using a comma

Similar items over time

Specimen Coin - Sixpence, Australia, 1919 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5195

Summary:
Australia
Sixpence 1919 M
Specimen strike provided to the National Gallery of Victoria by the Melbourne Mint.
Mint: Melbourne
Description:
A silver coin (19 mm diameter with milled 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, SIXPENCE and below, between arrow heads, the date, 1919. Below the date the mint mark M.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.826 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), 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: specimen strikes
Series: Pre-Decimal
DateEra: 1919 AD
Denomination: Sixpence
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: 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, 1919. Below the date is the mint mark M.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN:REX F.D. IND:IMP:
Reverse: SIXPENCE 1919 M ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Australia
Mint: Melbourne (Mint), 1919
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal
References: KM#25

Add your comment

  • Museum Victoria does not provide valuations, for more information please visit the valuation infosheet
  • Please note that Museum Victoria staff will not normally respond to comments posted on our website.
Yes No