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Coin - Sixpence, Australia, 1954 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18336

Summary:
Australia
Sixpence 1954
Mint: Melbourne

Struck with experimantal chromed dies to give this finish
Description:
A silver coin (19 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right; around, + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA ; 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, 1954.
50% silver
40% copper
5% nickel
5% zinc
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sharples - Museum Victoria, 1989
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.836 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: federation star
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), 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: working strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1954 AD
Denomination: Sixpence
Obverse Description: Laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right; around, + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA
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, 1954.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA
Reverse: SIXPENCE 1954 ADVANCE AUSTRALIA
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1954
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Mary Gillick
Artist: William Blakemore

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