Mintage:1,642,000 Reverse Designer:W. H. J. BlakemoreObverse Designer:Sir E. B. MacKennelSize:24mmWeight:5.66gEdge:ReededComposition:92.5% Silver 7.5% Copper
The 1920 Shilling was the final example of the George V Shilling to feature an 'M' for Melbourne mint-mark. The total
for the year was 1,642,000 - which is a quite typical
for the series but is substantially lower than the high mintage's of the previous three years. This lower
makes the type quite scarce with PCGS population reports showing only 38 graded examples of which less than fifteen are
The year typically achieves prices double the 1918-M and much more than the 1917-M.
Melbourne 'M' mint-mark on the reverse of a 1920-M Shilling.
Between 1916 and 1920 the Melbourne Mint struck shillings bearing
the mint-mark 'M' under the date. The mint-marks were discontinued after 1920 when the Commonwealth Government decided that
they wanted the dies to be interchangeable between mints in Australia.
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