Australia 1921-M 3 pence
This specimen was lot 2697 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $106.25. The catalog description noted, "Australia. Threepence, 1921(M). George V. NGC graded MS-62." This type was struck at the London mint 1911-15 and the Melbourne mint 1916-36 tho not all dates bear mintmarks. This date is known without the "M" mintmark. Australia maintained the sterling silver standard until 1945, years after Great Britain had debased her coins to .500 fine.
Recorded mintage: 7,378,000 plus a few proofs.
Specification: 1.41 g, .925 fine silver, 16 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 24.
- 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.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 98: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017.