Australia 1923 6 pence

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Heritage sale 3037, lot 29046
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This specimen was lot 29046 in Heritage sale 3037 (New York, January 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "George V 6 Pence 1923-(M & SY) MS63 PCGS. A choice example with mellowed, silvery-gray surfaces that exhibit all-over porosity as a result from being struck with rusty dies. Still, this is a wonderful representative of this better date in the series. From The Prager Collection Of Australian Coins." This type was struck 1911-36 at London, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Sydney and Melbourne both struck this coin in 1923 but as their products are indistinguishable, the mintage figure below includes both issues. Most of the dates are common but expensive in nice condition. Australia maintained the sterling silver standard until 1945, years after Great Britain had debased her coins to .500 fine.

Recorded mintage: 1,458,000 (a scarce date).

Specification: 2.825 g, .925 fine silver, 19.3 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 25.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3037, featuring the Empire, the Santa Catarina, the Law and the Santa Maria Collections, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2014.

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