Mintage:8,000,000 6,000,000 of the threepence minted in 1911 were dated 1910 leaving an actual mintage of 2,000,000 Mint:London MintMonarch:George VReverse Designer:W. H. J. BlakemoreObverse Designer:Sir E. B. MacKennelSize:17mmWeight:1.41gEdge:PlainComposition:92.5% Silver 7.5% Copper
Almost a year after the coronation of King George V in May 1910
, the Royal mint, London began to strike threepence for
Australia bearing the new portrait of King George V, designed by Australian sculptor, Sir Bertram MacKennel. The late production
was due to surplus, unworn 1910
bearing the bust of the late Edward VII remaining and the strong demand for circulating currency in Australia, especially
the lower denominations. A total of 8 million threepence were produced in 1911 though this figure includes those 1910 threepence
struck during the year also. It is estimated that only 2 million bore the date 1911. The date is almost always well struck
up, especially the reverse and well defined
usually protected it from wear right down to the low AU grades. This hard wearing
reverse created the misconception that the obverse of the 1911
is often poorly struck up with many coins bearing lustrous reverse s.
Die fill on the obverse of a 1911 threepence
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