Summary

Australia
Threepence, 1942 S
Mint: San Francisco

During World War II mints in the United States of America and India were employed to strike Australian coinage.

Physical Description

A silver coin (16 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP. ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials H.P.. The reverse features three ears of wheat held by a curved ribbon. Around above, AUSTRALIA; around below devided into two by the stalks of the wheat, THREE PENCE, above, across the middle of the coin the date devided into two by the ears, 1942. The artist's initials tucked into the first and last bends in the ribbon K G. The mint mark S is below the right end of the ribbon above the final letter E of PENCE.

Obverse Description

Bare head of George VI facing left; around, GEORGIVS VI D :G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP. ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials H.P.

Reverse Description

Three ears of wheat held by a curved ribbon. Around above, AUSTRALIA; around below devided into two by the stalks of the wheat, THREE PENCE, above, across the middle of the coin the date devided into two by the ears, 1942. The artist's initials tucked into the first and last bends in the ribbon K G. The mint mark S is below the right end of the ribbon above the final letter E of PENCE.

Edge Description

Plain

Significance

During World War II mints in the United States of America and India were employed to strike Australian coinage.

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