Australia 1917-M shilling
This specimen was lot 29314 in Heritage sale 3042 (Long Beach, September 2015), where it sold for $763.75. The catalog description noted, "George V Shilling 1917-M MS65 NGC, Melbourne mint. An altogether spectacular offering with delicate, champagne luster atop icy-white surfaces. The portrait of George V is fully-raised, with each individual detail impeccably defined and other than a few, inconsequential wisps which are well within the confines of the grade assignment, this jewel absolutely hits the mark." The type was struck 1911-36 at London, Melbourne (this specimen) and Heaton. This date is common up thru Extremely Fine.
Recorded mintage: 5,274,000.
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.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World Coin Auction 3042, featuring the Read and Bob Bennett Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2015.