Australia 1911 6 pence

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Heritage sale 3008, lot 30397
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20397 in Heritage sale 3008 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $690. The catalog description[1] noted, "Australia. George V Sixpence 1911, MS62 NGC, fully lustrous, faint scratch in the left obverse field. Very sharp details on the crown band with every pearl and diamond boldly defined." This type was struck 1911-36 at London (shown here), Heaton, Sydney and Melbourne. The dates prior to the late twenties are available up through Very Fine. Australia maintained the sterling silver standard until 1945, years after Great Britain had debased her coins to .500 fine.

Recorded mintage: 1,000,000.

Specification: 2.82 g, .925 fine silver, .083 troy oz ASW, 19.5 mm diameter, designed by W. H. J. Blakemore.

Catalog reference: KM 25.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3008: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2009.

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