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Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1915 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5113

Summary:
Australia
Shilling 1915 H
Mint: Heaton & Sons
Description:
A silver coin (23.5 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 was inscribed but has largely worn away. Around above, ONE SHILLING and below, between arrow heads, the date, 1915. Below the date is the mint mark H.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.557 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Heaton & Sons Mint, Birmingham, England, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Edgar Bertram Mackennal, Sculptor (1863-1931), HRH King George V (1865-1936)
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1915 AD
Denomination: 1 Shilling
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 iwas inscribed but has largely worn away; around above, ONE SHILLING; below, between arrow heads, the date, 1915. Below the date is the mint mark H.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS V D.G: BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Reverse: ONE SHILLING 1915 H [ADVANCE AUSTRALIA]
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM King George V, Australia, 1915
Mint: Heaton & Sons (Mint)
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal
Artist: William Blakemore

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