Australia 1916-M shilling
This specimen was lot 22020 in Stack's Bowers ANA Auction (Denver, CO, August 2017), where it sold for $258.50. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRALIA. Shilling, 1916-M. NGC MS-63. Blast white, sharply struck and lustrous." The type was struck 1911-36 at London, Melbourne (this specimen) and Heaton. This date is common up thru Extremely Fine.
Recorded mintage: 5,141,000.
Specification: 5.65 g, .925 fine silver, .168 troy oz ASW, 23.5 mm diameter, reeded edge, designed by E. B MacKennal and W. H. J. Blakemore.
Catalog reference: KM-26.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The August 2017 Denver ANA Auction: Ancients, Selections from The Richard Stuart Collection & World Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2017.