1934 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 1934 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||readily available in lower grades
There is a scarce overdate variety of the 1934 threepence, known as the '1934/33 overdate', where reverse dies intended for use in 1933 were reworked for use in 1934. (No threepences were minted in 1933). In some cases the last '3' was not completely removed before the reworking, resulting in a light underlying 3 below the 4.
In most cases it is quite difficult to see the overdate with the naked eye, although under magnification and with the right lighting it becomes a little more visible. Degree of visibility can vary from coin to coin.
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1934 Australian threepence
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