Mintage:3,201,500 Mint:Melbourne MintMonarch:George VReverse Designer:W. H. J. BlakemoreObverse Designer:Sir E. B. MacKennelSize:17mmWeight:1.41gEdge:PlainComposition:92.5% Silver 7.5% Copper
The 1919-M Threepence was struck at the Melbourne Mint with a
of 3,201,500. The reverse features the W. H. J. Blakemore Coat of
Arms and the obverse houses Sir. E. B. MacKennel's effigy of King George
V. The reverse features a small 'M' mint-mark located beneath the date.
Melbourne 'M' mint-mark on the reverse of a 1919-M Specimen Threepence.
In late 1919 it was decided that the production of Australia's coinage would be shifted from Britain to Australia. New
dies from the Australian Shilling, Florin, Sixpence, and Threepence were produced in London for use at the Melbourne Mint with a small 'M' mint-mark. Arrangements were also made for Australia's
bronze coinageto be struck at the Royal Mint in Calcutta. The production
of silver coinage at the Melbourne branch of the Royal Mint began
on the 12th of January 1916.
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