1922 Australian Threepence
Minted in Melbourne, Australia.
The obverse, (heads), has a denticalled outer rim and features the image of Australia's, (England's), Monarch at the time, King George V facing to the left, with the legend reading the Latin "GEORGIVS V D.G. BRITT: OMN: REX F.D. IND: IMP:"
This translates roughly to "George V, by the grace of God, King of all Britons, defender of the faith,
Emperor of India"
The reverse, (tails), has a denticalled rim and features the Australian Coat of Arms as issued by KEVII in 1908, with the words "ADVANCE AUSTRALIA" in a scroll at the base of the Coat of Arms, "THREEPENCE" above the Coat of Arms, and the date underneath with ornaments either side. The 1922 threepence has no mint mark.
The estimated values above are based on a combination of published guides, recent sales, projected values, and a variety of other sources.
They represent retail values and are provided as a guide only.
No allowance has been made for detractors, which will impact negatively on value.
|Composition||92.5% silver, 7.5% copper
|Scarcity||considered a slightly harder date
There is a rare overdate variety of the 1922 threepence, known as the '1922/21 overdate', which has occured when one of the dies from 1921 was reworked for reuse in 1922.
The last '1' was not completely removed before the reworking, resulting in the '1' being visible under the last '2' in coins minted using this die.
According to documentation only around 900 examples are known to exist, and most are in poor condition, although still very valuable.
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1922 Australian threepence
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