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Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1943 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5158

Summary:
Australia
Shilling 1943 S
Mint: San Francisco

Between 1942 and 1944, on account of war efforts, mints in the United States of America and India were employed to strike coins for Australia. On this coin the mint mark, S for San Francisco, is in the field above the letter "N" of SHILLING.
Description:
A silver coin (23.5 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 a ram's head facing three-quarters left; around above, AUSTRALIA, around below between two Federation stars, SHILLING . 1943. The artist's initials, KG is in the field above the star on the right. The mint mark, S, is in the field above the letter "N" of SHILLING.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.652 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: farm animals, sheep, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, 1943 australia penny silver war georgivs rex f d
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), HRH George VI (1895-1952), 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: 1 Shilling
Obverse Description: Bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
The artis's initials H.P. in the field below the back of the neck.
Reverse Description: Ram's head facing three-quarters left; around above, AUSTRALIA, around below between two Federation stars, SHILLING . 1943. The artist's initials, KG is in the field above the star on the right. The mint mark, S, is in the field above the letter "N" of SHILLING.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F:D: IND: IMP
Reverse: AUSTRALIA SHILLING 1943 S KG
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM George VI, Australia, 1943
Mint: San Francisco (Mint)
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London

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