Australia 1913 shilling
This specimen was lot 70102 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, February 2020), where it sold for $180. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRALIA. Shilling, 1913. NGC AU-58. Here is a better date Australian Shilling of 1913. Bordering on rare in mint state, and this example just misses. One notices the mottled toning with cobalt blue highlights at the peripheries." The type was struck 1911-36 at London (this specimen), Melbourne and Heaton.
Recorded mintage: 1,200,000, a better date.
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.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
- Orsini, Matt, Richard Ponterio and Kyle Ponterio, The February 2020 Collector's Choice sale: World and Ancient Coins, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2020.