Australia 1925 6 pence
This specimen was lot 23075 in Heritage sale 3020 (Long Beach, September 2012), where it sold for $1,175. The catalog description noted, "George V 1925 Sixpence, MS64 NGC, lightly toned over slightly prooflike surfaces. The edge is sharp with the reeding intruding into the flattened rim. From The Ted Reams Collection." This type was struck 1911-36 at London, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Sydney and Melbourne both struck this coin in 1925 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: 3,266,000.
Specification: 2.82 g, .925 fine silver, 19.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 25.
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- McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
- Tucker, Warren, and Cris Bierrenbach, Heritage Signature Auction 3020: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.