Australia 1927 3 pence
This specimen was lot 3472 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $212. The catalog description noted, "Australia. Threepence, 1927. Clash die strike on obverse. Finest at NGC. Choice original brilliant mint luster. NGC graded MS-65." The SCWC lists this type for 1911-36. This date, from the Melbourne mint, is fairly common. Other mints include London (1911-15) and Sydney (1924-26).
Recorded mintage: 6,720,000 plus a few proofs.
Specification: 1.41 g, .925 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 24.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.