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Australia George V

1919-M  Threepence reverse 1919-M  Threepence obverse

1919-M Threepence

Mint:Melbourne Mint Monarch:George V Reverse Designer:W. H. J. Blakemore Obverse Designer:Sir E. B. MacKennel Size:17mm Weight:1.41g Edge:Plain Composition:92.5% Silver
7.5% Copper


Sales History


The 1919-M Threepence was struck at the Melbourne Mint with a total mintage 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. 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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