Australia 1927 6 pence
This specimen was lot 2699 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $88.12. The catalog description noted, "Australia. Sixpence, 1927. George V. NGC graded MS-63. WINGS." 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: 3,592,000 plus 50 proofs.
Specification: 2.82 g, .925 fine silver, 19.5 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-25.
- 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.