Quality Australian pre-decimal silver

This page lists our current stock of Australian threepences, sixpences, shillings, florins, crowns and silver varieties and oddities. Plus a smattering of silver from around the world.

Australian threepences 1910 - 1964


Specifications:
Diameter 16 mm. Weight 1.41 grams. Plain edge.
Metal composition: From 1910 to 1945, 92.5% silver, 7.5% copper.
From 1946 to 1964, 50% silver, 40% copper, 5% zinc and 5% nickel.

Obverses: portraits of the reigning monarch.
Reverses: From 1910 to 1936 the Australian coat of arms. From 1938 to 1964 stylised sculpture of ears of Australian wheat.

Year

Description

Grade

Price A$

1910

Full lustre with original silver-grey toning; soft strike, but nice sharp star; excellent rims and surfaces, lovely coin, near gem. click here for image

Choice unc

195

1910

Soft subdued silver-gold lustre; soft strike as usual, but excellent crown, pearls, rims and surfaces, lovely coin.

Choice unc

155

1911

Fully lustrous as struck, medium strike, superb example. click here for image

Choice unc

P.O.A.

1911

As above, fully lustrous as struck, almost as good as the item above but slightly softer strike from older dies resulting in more rounded feathers. Sharp star.

Choice unc

1950

1912

Original blue-grey toning over original mint lustre, almost as struck. Soft strike hence slightly flattened feathers, but clear centre diamond and eight pearls, Lovely example of a very scarce date. click here for image

Unc

P.O.A.

1914

Highly attractive, no significant flaws, not quite uncirculated. click here for image

EF/aEF

295

1917

Circulated, but original silver toning, uncleaned, and clear lettering

gFine/aVF

24

1918M

Original silver-blue toning, medium strike, so slighly blunted star but excellent feather definition, flawless surfaces. click here for image

Choice unc

795

1918

Highly attractive, no significant flaws, not quite uncirculated.

EF/aEF

195

1919

Original bright silver lustre both sides, excellent reverse feathers and obverse crown, microscopic surface flecks only, most attractive

aUnc/Unc

285

1920M

Natural original silver-grey toning, soft strike as usual leaving slightly flattened star and indistinct top pearls, but flawless rims and surfaces. Recently sourced from England. click here for image

Unc

1195

1921M

Lovely original dark silver-gold toning, fully lustrous, soft strike as usual, flawless rims, microscopic field marks only. click here for image

Choice unc

595

1921M

Original bright silver-gold lustre both sides, excellent reverse feathers and obverse crown, microscopic surface flecks only, most attractive

aUnc/Unc

185

1922

Silver-grey toning, soft strike but centre diamond and seven pearls clearly visible. click here for image

good VF

28

1923

Silver-grey toning, soft strike, but highly collectable

good fine

65

1923

Significant wear but all lettering clear, good rims, soft strike, rare

about fine

45

1925

Lovely specimen with original dark silver-blue toning both sides. Soft strike, good rims, microscopic obverse handling marks, mostly just from the production process. Three radial die cracks add character. click here for image

Choice unc

725

1925

Another, with original natural silver lustre both sides. Soft strike, good rims, just the lightest rubbing on the high points and field scuffing, but most attractive. Recently sourced from England. Very near choice. click here for image

Unc

345

1925

Another, also with original dark silver-blue toning both sides. Soft strike, good rims, light wear only. click here for image

aUnc/Unc

295

1926

Full lustre with original silver lustre; medium strike, with slightly rounded star; excellent rims and surfaces, lovely coin, near gem.

Choice unc

585

1926

Full original lustre, medium reverse strike with soft star as usual but full feathers. Some obverse handling marks but clear centre diamond. Perfect rims. click here for image

gEF/aUnc

125

1927

Full original lustre, as struck, strong strike, almost flawless superb specimen except for one small rim nick. One of the finest we have seen. click here for image

Gem

695

1927

Full original lustre, good strike, just the lightest obverse handling marks as usual. click here for image

Choice Unc

585

1927

Virtually as struck, lovely natural silver-grey toning , good strike, light obverse handling marks as usual. click here for image

Choice Unc

525

1927

Original blue-black toning, weak strike, minimal wear. click here for image

aUnc/Unc

195

1928

Lovely original silver-pink toning, fully lustrous, strong strike, die crack vertically through King's head does not detract, near gem. click here for image

Choice unc

675

1934

Soft strike, good rims, no significant reverse wear, just light obverse contact marks. Most attractive and quite hard to find this good. click here for image

aUnc/Unc

295

1934

Highly attractive, not quite uncirculated

EF

65

1934

Most attractive

gVF

35

1936

Superb specimen, full lustre, medium strike. click here for image

Gem

485

1936

Soft strike but clear eight pearls and centre diamond, minmal handling marks

Unc

145

1936

Most attractive, lustrous

aUnc

55

1938

Fully lustrous as struck, virtually flawless

Choice Unc

125

1938

Just the lightest handling marks, almost choice but not quite

Unc

75

1938

Most attractive, lustrous

aUnc

35

1939

Soft strike, but most appealling

aUnc/Unc

75

1942M

Appers to have been cleaned and has one visible obverse scratch, but quite collectable with attractive blue-gold toning, rare

VF

95

1942M

Significant wear, one obverse scratch, but all lettering clear, good rims, soft strike, rare

about fine

35

1942S

Full original lustre, almost as struck

aUnc/Unc

35

1942D

Full original frosty lustre, as struck, superb

Gem

75

1942D

Full original frosty lustre, as struck, superb

Choice unc

55

1942D

Full original lustre, but very light bag marks

Unc

35

1942D

Lustrous, light handling marks, quite attractive

aUnc/Unc

15

1943M

Full original lustre, as struck, superb

Choice unc

55

1943M

Full original lustre, microscopic bag marks only

Unc

35

1943D

Full original lustre, as struck

Gem

90

1943D

Full original lustre, almost as struck

Choice unc

55

1943D

Full original lustre, microscopic bag marks only

Unc

35

1943D

Lustrous, light handling marks, quite attractive

aUnc/Unc

15

1944S

Full original lustre, as struck

Gem

45

1944S

Full original lustre, microscopic bag marks only

Choice Unc

20

1944S

Lustrous, light handling marks, quite attractive

Unc

12

1947

Lustrous, soft obverse strike, light handling marks, but quite attractive, low mintage, so quite rare this good

Unc

145

1948

Full original lustre, microscopic bag marks only

Choice Unc

35

1948

Subdued lustre, but most attractive

Unc

25

1948

Lustrous, light handling marks, quite attractive

aUnc/Unc

10

1949

Original subdued silver lustre, as struck. click here for image

Choice Unc

75

1949

Lustrous, lightest handling marks, most attractive

Unc

35

1949

Lustrous, light handling marks

aUnc/Unc

10

1950

Full original lustre, as struck, microscopic flecking only. click here for image

Choice Unc

35

1950

Lustrous, light handling marks, quite attractive

Unc

22

1950

Lightest scuffing only

aUnc

9

1951

Original natural frosty golden-grey toning, as struck

Gem

155

1951PL

Original subdued silver lustre, as struck, microscopic blemishes only. click here for image

Choice Unc

45

1951PL

Original lustre, microscopic bag marks only

Unc

22

1951PL

Light handling marks only

Unc/aUnc

7

1952

Original lustre, almost as struck

Choice unc

65

1952

Light handling marks only

Unc/aUnc

25

1953

Fully lustrous, softly struck

Unc

85

1953

Very light friction marks only

Unc/aUnc

45

1954

Full original lustre, softly struck else almost as struck. click here for image

Choice Unc

195

1954

Minimal wear, no flaws

aUnc

65

1955

Full original lustre, as struck

Gem

75

1955

Fully lustrous, almost flawless

Choice Unc

35

1955

Light handling marks, but still a beautiful fully lustrous coin

Unc

25

1956

Another, as above, with very light handling marks, but still a beautiful fully lustrous coin

Unc

30

1956

Lightest rubbing only

Unc/aUnc

12

1957

Virtually as struck, almost flawless

Unc

28

1957

Original lustre, almost as struck, light toning

Unc

15

1958

Original lustre, almost as struck, light obverse toning

Unc

22

1959

Full original lustre, as struck, almost flawless

Choice Unc

35

1959

Another, almost as good

Unc

25

1959

Original lustre, natural silver-blue toning

Unc

16

1960

Full original lustre, as struck

Gem

26

1960

Full original lustre, as struck, almost flawless

Choice Unc

15

1960

Original lustre, almost as struck, light obverse toning

Unc

10

1961

Full original lustre, almost as struck

Choice Unc

18

1961

Original lustre, almost as struck, light toning

Unc

10

1962

Full original lustre

Unc

10

1962

Original lustre, almost as struck, light toning

Unc

6

1963

Full original lustre, as struck

Gem

25

1963

Full original lustre, as struck, almost flawless

Choice Unc

12

1964

Full original lustre, as struck

Gem

20

1964

Full original lustre, as struck, almost flawless

Choice Unc

10

1964

Original lustre, natural toning

Unc

6

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Australian sixpences 1910 - 1963

Specifications: Diameter 19 mm. Weight 2.83 grams. Reeded edge.
Metal composition: same as the threepence.

Obverses: portraits of the reigning monarch.
Reverses: the Australian coat of arms.

Year

Description

Grade

Price A$

1910

Subdued original lustre, now toning a natural silver-grey; soft strike, hence flattened feathers; excellent rims and surfaces, lovely coin. click here for image

Unc

575

1911

Fully lustrous as struck, superb example. click here for image

Choice Unc

P.O.A.

1911

Some wear but no other flaws. Most appealling. Rare

aVF

95

1914

Underlying original lustre, only minimal wear and field flecking, clear centre diamond and six pearls. Low mintage. Most attractive

EF

725

1921

Some wear but no other flaws, flattened star and feathers but six pearls visible. Well above average

Fine

65

1925

Soft strike and some wear but no other flaws. Most appealling.

good very fine

55

1926

Soft strike but six pearls visible. Some wear and scuffing but highly collectable

Fine

15

1927

Lustrous, well-struck with centre diamond and six pearls clearly visible. Some wear but no other flaws

aVF

65

1928

Soft strike and some wear, but no other flaws. Cleaned

Very fine

45

1936

Soft silver-gold toning, sharp star, clear eight pearls and centre diamond

Choice Unc

495

1936

Original bright silver lustre, no significant blemishes other than microscopic flecking. Medium reverse strike as evidenced by soft star, but feathers okay. Clear eight pearls and centre diamond. Highly collectable and great value. click here for image

Unc

325

1938

Fully lustrous as struck. click here for image

Choice Unc

165

1938

Subdued lustre as usual. Highly attractive

Unc

115

1939

Lustrous, struck from worn dies, but only minimal wear and field flecking. Low mintage. Most attractive

EF

75

1941

Full original lustre, excellent rims, lightest obverse field flecking only

Unc

95

1942D

Superb, virtually as struck

Choice Unc

65

1942D

Another, attractively toned

Choice Unc

55

1943D

Superb, as struck

Choice Unc

65

1943D

Lustrous

Unc

35

1944S

Lovely silver-grey toning, soft strike

Unc

48

1945

Lustrous, virtually as struck

Choice Unc

85

1945

Full original lustre, excellent rims, lightest field flecking only

Unc

55

1945

Another

aUnc

35

1945

Yet another

EF

15

1946

Original lustre, as struck, but soft strike, near gem

Choice Unc

125

1948

Soft original lustre, excellent rims, lightest field flecking only

Unc

85

1950

Lightest rubbing only and some light obverse flecks, still most attractive

Unc/aUnc

32

1951

Almost as struck. Original lustre but toning a natural silver-gold.

Unc

55

1951PL

Almost as struck. Full original lustre, microscopic field flecks

Unc

45

1952

Superb, almost as struck, lovely silver-grey original toning, sourced from a collection in England, near Gem. click here for image

Choice Unc

1050

1952

Another, rare this good

EF

85

1952

Another, not as nice but still rare

Average

15

1953

Full lustre, as struck, superb. click here for image

Gem

725

1953

Full lustre, as struck, just one tiny rim nick, else gem. click here for image

Choice unc

645

1953

Highly attractive, no significant flaws, not quite uncirculated.

EF/aEF

285

1952

Another, not as nice but still rare

Average

25

1954

Superb, as struck

Gem

65

1954

Nice, almost as struck

Choice unc

38

1954

Another, quite nice

Unc

18

1954

Another

EF

6

1955

Bright original lustre, lightest rubbing only and some light obverse flecks, most attractive

Unc/aUnc

95

1956

Nice, almost as struck, microscopic blemishes only

Unc

125

1956

Lightest rubbing only and some light obverse flecks, bright original lustre, most appealing

Unc/aUnc

65

1956

Another

EF

25

1957

Superb, as struck

Gem

45

1957

Nice, almost as struck, microscopic blemishes only

Choice unc

30

1958

Superb, as struck

Gem

45

1958

Nice, almost as struck

Choice unc

30

1959

Bright original lustre, just the lightest flecking, most attractive

Uncirculated

75

1960

Subdued original lustre, unusual planchet lustre on the reverse, but untouched and uncleaned, highly appealing

Uncirculated

65

1961

Superb, as struck, one only available, rare

Gem

45

1961

Nice, almost as struck, microscopic blemishes only

Unc

28

1962

Superb, as struck

Gem

25

1962

Nice, almost as struck

Choice unc

15

1963

Superb, as struck

Gem

15

1963

Nice, almost as struck

Choice unc

10

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Australian shillings 1910 - 1963

Specifications: Diameter 23.5 mm. Weight 5.65 grams. Reeded edge.
Metal composition: same as threepences.

Obverses: portraits of the reigning monarch.
Reverses: From 1910 to 1936 the Australian coat of arms. From 1938 to 1963 sculpture of an Australian merino ram.

Year

Description

Grade

Price A$

1910

Almost choice uncirculated, with near flawless surfaces but just the very slightest flattening of the star and top feathers. Full original silver-blue-gold toning. click here for image

Unc

675

1910

Lightest wear only, most attractive

gEF/aUnc

185

1911

First date of King George V series. Lovely specimen with original silver-grey toning, subdued lustre as always with uncleaned early silver, medium strike, minimal bag marks

Unc

P.O.A.

1911

Almost choice uncirculated, with near flawless surfaces but just the very slightest flattening of the star and top feathers. Full original silver-blue-gold toning. click here for image

Unc

1975

1916

Superb item with full original silver lustre, soft strike especially on reverse star which looks flattened, as is common, obverse with full 8 pearls, minimal bag marks. click here for image

Choice Unc

645

1916

Lovely specimen with original silver-grey toning, soft strike, minimal bag marks. click here for image

Unc

525

1916

Some wear but eight pearls and clear centre diamond, no major flaws. click here for image

good VF

55

1925

Superb specimen with original dark silver-blue toning both sides. Well-struck but just the very lightest obverse rubbing has exposed bright silver beneath the dark blue toning, but no significant metal wear. click here for image

Choice unc

1125

1925

Some wear but no major flaws, most attractive. click here for image

good VF

75

1926

Some light wear confined to the high points, but no major flaws. Strong eye appeal

good VF/almost EF

125

1935

Excellent condition, with near flawless surfaces, sharp star and clear centre diamond, but some flattening of the top feathers. Original underlying silver lustre.

good EF

195

1935

Highly attractive

gVF

55

1936

Lightest handling marks only

aUnc/Unc

225

1938

Subdued lustre, as struck

Choice unc

250

1939

Attractive original salmon pink toning, soft strike, no significant flaws, an extremely rare item. click here for image

Choice unc

555

1939

Lightest handling marks only

good EF/aUnc

95

1941

Almost choice, flawless reverse but just the very lightest microscopic contact marks as usual

Unc

195

1941

Attractive, lustrous, minor obverse handling marks, but reverse almost perfect

aUnc/Unc

115

1942

Full frosty lustre, almost as struck, slabbed in plastic by Numismatic Guaranty Corp of America, graded MS63. Just very light field marks reduce this from gem grade

Choice unc

215

1942

Almost choice, near flawless surfaces, but dull silver-grey obverse toning

Unc

155

1942S

Superb, almost as struck, light natural obverse toning, near gem

Choice unc

115

1942S

Lightest handling marks and rubbing on high points only

about Unc

45

1943S

Superb, as struck

Gem

125

1943S

Another, almost as nice

Choice unc

75

1944S

Lovely no problem coin

Choice unc

65

1946

Superb, almost as struck, microscopic flecks only

Choice unc

90

1946P dot S

Superb coin, almost as struck. Soft strike, as usual, and just the lightest obverse handling marks as seems inevitable, but near-perfect reverse surfaces and quite rare as such. click here for image

Choice unc

795

1946P dot S

Lovely coin. Soft strike, as usual, near perfect reverse but light obverse handling marks, rare as such

Unc/aUnc

295

1948

Almost as struck, microscopic flecks only

Unc

85

1948

Lovely coin, almost as struck, just the lightest obverse handling marks

aUnc

35

1950

Superb, as struck

Gem

175

 

1950

Almost as struck

Choice unc

65

 

1950

No significant blemishes other than very light obverse handling marks

aUnc/Unc

25

1952

Superb, as struck

Gem

150

1952

Almost as struck, only light microscopic bag marks

Choice unc

95

1952

Another nice coin, microscopic flecks only

Unc/aUnc

35

1953

Superb, as struck

Gem

125

1953

Fully lustrous as struck

Choice Unc

95

1955

Full lustre, as struck

Choice Unc

125

1955

Another, just the faintest handling marks

Unc

75

1955

Another, almost as nice

aUnc

35

1957

Superb, as struck

Gem

35

1957

Another, just the faintest handling marks

Unc

15

1958

Ligt handling marks

aUnc

10

1959

Superb, as struck

Gem

65

1960

Superb, as struck

Choice Unc

24

1961

Superb, as struck

Gem

45

1961

Almost as struck

Choice unc

24

1961

Another nice coin, microscopic flecks only

Unc

15

1962

Superb, prooflike fields

Gem

55

1962

Lovely coin, as struck

Choice Unc

25

1962

Another, just the faintest handling marks

Unc

15

1963

Superb, as struck

Gem

40

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Australian florins 1910 - 1963

Specifications: Diameter 28.5 mm. Weight 11.31 grams. Reeded edge.
Metal composition: same as threepences.

Obverses: portraits of the reigning monarch.
Reverses: From 1910 to 1936 the first Australian coat of arms by W H J Blakemore. From 1938 to 1963
the second Australian coat of arms by George Kruger Gray.

Year

Description

Grade

Price A$

1910

First florin of the Australian Commonwealth series and the only King Edward VII florin. Full original lustre with soft silver-blue toning just apparent on the reverse. No wear from circulation. Light bags marks only from transportation London to Melbourne in sacks of loose coins in old sailing ships. Would grade choice uncirculated except for a minor flan flaw through the centre of the obverse. This does not detract from the appearance unduly but reduces the price greatly. Hence exceptional value. click here for image

aUnc/Unc

P.O.A.

1916

Clear centre diamond, six prominent pearls, natural bright silver-gold toning. Some wear from limited circulation but no major flaws. click here for image

good VF/aEF

275

1917

A superb gem coin with dazzling original lustre. Outstanding eye appeal and very rare in this condition. Only the faintest field flecks prevent gem grading. click here for image

Choice unc

P.O.A.

1917

Natural dull silver-grey lustre, good rims, eight clear pearls, well-defined centre diamond. No problems other than normal wear in limited circulation. click here for image

almost EF

395

1924

Extraordinary coin. Circular die crack just inside lettering on both sides, probably the result of an irregular impact inflicting similar damage to both dies simultaneously. Is this unique? The coin itself has a fully lustrous uncirculated reverse (tails) with clear feathers and minimal field flecks. The obverse (heads) is also lustrous with eight pearls and clear centre diamond but has light surface scuffing so grades strictly about uncirculated. The damaged dies appear to have rendered the lettering shallow in parts and flattened some obverse features. Overall, a lovely rare item. click here for image

aUnc/Unc

P.O.A.

1927

Superb example, good rims, excellent fields, sharp star, eight clear pearls, well-defined centre diamond. Original lustrous silver-grey toning. Highly appealing. click here for image

Choice uncirculated

1295

1927 Canberra

Canberra commemorative, superb as struck. One of the finest we have ever seen. Obverse with beautiful original lustre with overtones of silver-blue-gold toning. click here for image

Gem

595

1927 Canberra

Canberra commemorative, as struck. Toned an even natural dark silver-blue. Near flawless surfaces and rims. Highly attractive. Will appeal to collectors who value completely natural toning. click here for image

Gem

525

1927 Canberra

Canberra commemorative, almost as struck. Natural lustre, but just the lightest contact marks, very near gem. click here for image

Choice Unc

495

1927 Canberra

Canberra, light obverse handling marks, reverse much better

EF

75

1927 Canberra

Canberra, well-worn but date clearly readable. No damage other than wear from circulation

Good average

25

1928

A superb gem coin with original toning, highly appealing and very rare in this condition. Only the faintest field flecks and light rubbing on the top pearls prevent gem grading. click here for image

Choice unc

P.O.A.

1931

Full original lustre, highly appealing and quite rare this good. Only the lightest field flecks prevent gem grading. click here for image

Choice unc

795

1931

Full original lustre, uncleaned, reverse virtually as struck, obverse showing lightest rubbing on high points and microscopic field marks. Highly appealing appearance. click here for image. click here for image

Unc

595

1931

Excellent example, good rims, nice sharp star, eight clear pearls, well-defined centre diamond. No problems other than normal wear in circulation. click here for image

almost EF

125

1932

Scarce date in any condition. This specimen well-worn but Advance Australia still readable, four pearls only. No damage other than wear from normal circulation.

Good average

225

1932

Scarce date. This specimen well-worn but Advance Australia still readable. No damage other than wear from normal circulation.

Average

165

1934

Circulated but Advance Australia clearly readable. No flaws other than normal even wear

Fine

22

1934-35

Melbourne centenary, one of the best we have seen for some time. Virtually flawless, fully lustrous, but struck with dies slightly worn and filled with microscopic dust, hence flat wreath. Still highly appealling, almost gem. click here for image

Choice unc

885

1934-35

Melbourne centenary, attractive original silver patina, with blue-gold toning on the obverse, also struck with dies slightly worn and filled with microscopic dust, hence usual flat wreath. Minimal handling marks, virtually choice uncirculated. Recently sourced from a collector in England. click here for image

Unc

725

1934-35

Melbourne centenary, highly lustrous, so possibly cleaned, but lovely appearance. click here for image

aUnc/Unc

565

1935

Minimal wear from circulation, no significant flaws, lovely example. Light obverse bag marks, but eight clear pearls and strong centre diamond so looks aUnc. Reverse also looks virtually aUnc with sharp star and minimal wear on feathers, but grades strictly EF. click here for image

gEF/aUnc

495

1936

Full original lustre, uncleaned, both sides as struck with just the very lightest high point marks and microscopic flecks. Highly appealing appearance. click here for image

Choice unc

575

1936

Clear centre diamond, eight pearls, though the top two flattened a little. Some wear from limited circulation but no majorflaws, most attractive. click here for image

good VF

75

1936

Lovely coin, circulated but most appealing, six clear pearls and well-defined star. click here for image

good fine

25

1939

Original toning, uncleaned with dull lustre, almost as struck, now quite rare, near choice condition. click here for image

Unc

P.O.A.

1940

Lustrous, most attractive, reverse uncirculated, obverse with some field flecks and bag marks.

aUnc/Unc

95

1941

Dull natural silver-grey toning, only the very lightest field flecks. Almost choice uncirculated. click here for image

Unc

225

1941

Bright silver lustre, reverse uncirculated, obverse with some field flecks and bag marks. click here for image

aUnc/Unc

125

1942

Bright silver toning, reverse near flawless, obverse with very light flecking only.

Unc

95

1942S

Bright silver toning, reverse near flawless, obverse with very light flecking only. click here for image

Unc

115

1942S

Dull natural silver-grey toning, reverse near flawless, obverse with very light flecking, as usual. click here for image

Unc

95

1943

Original silver lustre, reverse near flawless, obverse with very light flecking only.

Unc

95

1943S

Original silver lustre, reverse near flawless, obverse with very light flecking only. click here for image

Unc

95

1943S

Lustrous, reverse uncirculated, obverse with light flecking and rubbing on high points.

Unc/aUnc

45

1945

Original toning, uncleaned with dull lustre, as struck, now quite rare, near gem

Choice unc

375

1945

Dull natural silver-grey toning, only the very lightest field flecks. Almost choice uncirculated. click here for image

Unc

265

1945

Lustrous, reverse uncirculated, obverse with flecking and rubbing on high points.

Unc/aUnc

95

1946

Lustrous, only light obverse field flecks. Almost choice uncirculated.

Unc

135

1947

Lustrous, reverse uncirculated, obverse with light flecking and rubbing on high points.

Unc/aUnc

55

1951

Original toning, uncleaned with dull lustre as is usual, virtually as struck

Choice unc

335

1951

Original silver lustre, reverse near flawless, obverse with very light flecking only.

Unc

185

1951J

Jubilee commemorative, soft toning, lovely appearance, near perfect, almost gem

Choice Unc

135

1951J

Jubilee commemorative, dull original lustre, microscopic field marks only, almost choice unc

Unc

95

1951 J

Jubilee commemorative, minor obverse marks only

gEF/aUnc

25

1953

Original toning, uncleaned with dull lustre as is usual, microscopic reverse flecking only

Unc

85

1954

Near uncirculated reverse but minor obverse marks

aUnc/Unc

55

1954RV

Royal visit, as struck, flawless surfaces, lovely original dull silver-grey toning, almost gem

Choice Unc

125

1954RV

Royal visit, almost as struck, excellent surfaces, just microscopic flecking, original silver-gold toning, almost choice unc

Unc

95

1954RV

Royal visit, some wear but still most attractive

gEF/aUnc

35

1956

Original full silver lustre, as struck, now quite rare, near gem

Choice unc

395

1956

Full original lustre, as struck, near gem

Choice Unc

225

1957

Some light wear but still most attractive

aUnc/Unc

25

1958

Full original lustre, almost as struck

Choice Unc

65

1958

Excellent reverse but significant obverse bag marks

aUnc/Unc

25

1959

Lustrous, almost flawless reverse, obverse flecks as usual

Unc

45

1960

Lustrous, almost as struck, light flecking only

Unc

45

1960

Excellent reverse but some obverse bag marks

aUnc/Unc

25

1961

Excellent reverse but some obverse bag marks

aUnc/Unc

35

1962

Bright original lustre, as struck

Gem

85

1962

Dull silver-grey toning, almost as struck

Choice unc

55

1962

Very minor bag marks only

Unc

25

1963

Full original lustre, as struck

Choice Unc

55

1963

Attractive, subdued lustre, microscopic flecks

Unc

25

1963

Excellent reverse but some obverse bag marks

aUnc/Unc

15

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Australian crowns 1937 - 1938

Specifications: Diameter 38.5 mm. Weight 28.27 grams. Reeded edge.
Metal composition: sterling silver: 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper.
Obverse: portrait of King George VI by T H Paget.
Reverse: stylised crown by George Kruger Gray.

Just two years were minted: 1,008,000 in 1937 for the coronation of King George VI but only 101,000 in 1938. The latter is very hard to find today in higher grades.

Year

Description

Grade

Price A$

1937

Very close to gem. One of the finest we have seen for some time. Near perfect obverse. Just very light reverse bag marks as seems inevitable

Choice unc

385

1937

Highly collectable, near-perfect revserse, but visible scuffing on the King's face.

Unc

195

1937

Also most attractive, light handling marks

Unc/aUnc

125

1937

Some handling marks and light wear, good value

EF

75

1938

Full lustre, soft strike, inevitable bag marks but minimal. Strong eye appeal. Very rare in this high grade. click here for image

Unc

1295

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Australian silver varieties and oddities

Year

Description

Grade

Price A$

1925

Threepence. Two obverse radial die cracks. Superb specimen with original dark silver-blue toning both sides. Medium strike, excellent rims. Ex Downies Auction #286. Gem coin apart from dark toning

Choice unc

725

1928

Threepence. Impressive vertical die crack from King's crown down to sash. Lovely original silver-pink toning, fully lustrous, strong strike.

Choice unc

675

1958

Threepence. Full original lustre, as struck, reverse planchet flaw where flake of metal appears to have sheared off

Choice Unc

28

1953

Shilling. Unusual circular die crack through IZABET.

Average

30

1953

Florin variety with long denticles. Original silver lustre, lovely coin, no significant blemishes and very rare as such. click here for image

Choice Unc

275

World silver coins

Silver and cupro-nickel (silver-coloured) coins in various grades.

Country

Year

Denomination

Description

Grade

Price A$
Canada

1937

five cents

Circulated, no significant flaws. click here for image

gVF

15
Great Britain

1961

shilling

Soft lustre, attractive, no significant flaws. click here for image

gEF/aUnc

25
New Zealand

1934

shilling

Some original lustre, minor wear on high points, else no significant flaws. click here for image

gVF/aEF

45

Papua New Guinea

1936

shilling

Full original lustre, almost as struck, just some light bagging marks. click here for image

Unc

65
Sweden

1972

Five kronor

Some original lustre, minor wear on high points, else no significant flaws. click here for image

EF

15

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