Mintage:5,008,000 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 George V threepence series, lasting throughout George V's reign from 1911 to 1936, features the Australian coat of
arms with ADVANCE AUSTRALIA across the scroll on the reverse, THREEPENCE
up the top, and the year of issue down the bottom. The obverse features
the crowned bust of King George V facing to the left and the
legend, GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT : OMN : REX F.
D. IND : IMP (George V, by the grace of god, Ruler and King of Britain, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India).
Like most George V series, this a very popular series to collect. In lower grade, all dates can be acquired at reasonable
expense excluding the 1922/1
threepence. Type set collectors of mint state pieces would do well aiming for the 1918-M, 1921-M,
1934, 1935 and 1936 for good strikes and value. This series was struck at the London, Sydney and Melbourne
mints. From 1911 to 1915 the London
struck the threepence. From 1916 to 1921 the Melbourne
struck threepences bearing the
M under the date. From 1924 to 1926 the Melbourne
in conjunction with the Sydney
struck threepences and the rest of the series was struck by the Melbourne
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