Summary

Australia
Threepence (3d.) 1910
Mint: Royal Mint London

This is the specially struck specimen sent from the London mint to the Melbourne mint in 1910.

A total of 8,032,034 threepences of this daie were struck (6,000,000 in 1911) - the mintage figures in the Annual Reports indicate only how many coins were struck during the year, not the date and form of the coin.

Physical Description

A silver coin (16 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a crowned and robed bust of Edward VII facing right; around, EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials DES. The reverse features the Ensigns Armorial of the Commonwealth of Australia, as authorised by Royal Warrent 7th May 1908 - composed of a simple shield enclosing a cross of Saint George on which are five six-pointed stars, around the outside of which are six small escutcheons, i.e., small shields. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound. Above the shield a crest, the seven-pointed star of Federation on a wreath. Below on a ribbon the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribed. Around above, THREEPENCE and below, between arrow heads, the date, 1910.

Obverse Description

Crowned and robed bust of Edward VII facing right; around, EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP: ; below bust in small lettering the artist's initials DES.

Reverse Description

At centre, simple shield enclosing a cross of Saint George on which are five six-pointed stars, around the outside of which are six small escutcheons, i.e., small shields. The shield is supported by a kangaroo and an emu standing on a grassy mound. Above the shield a crest, the seven-pointed star of Federation on a wreath and on a ribbon at the base the motto ADVANCE AUSTRALIA is inscribed; around above, THREEPENCE; below, between arrow heads, the date, 1910.

Edge Description

Plain

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