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Pattern Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1920 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 4727

Summary:
Australia
Shilling 1920 M Star
Mint: Melbourne
Previous Collections: A.M. Le Souef (Deputy Master of the Melbourne Mint)

This is an experimental piece produced as part of planned debasement of the silver alloy. The debasement, in the end did not occur.
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 is inscribed. Around above, ONE SHILLING and below, between arrow heads, the date, 1920. Below the date is the mint mark M; above, a small star
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.651 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), Royal Mint, Melbourne Branch, Melbourne, Victoria, 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: 1920 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 is inscribed; around above, ONE SHILLING; below, between arrow heads, the date, 1920. Below the date is the mint mark M; above, a small star.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:
Reverse: ONE SHILLING 1920 M ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM King George V, Australia
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Sir Bertram Mackennal
Artist: William Blakemore
Previous Collection: Albert Le Souef - Melbourne Mint
References: KM#Pn18

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