Australia 1928 3 pence
This specimen was lot 2701 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $94. The catalog description noted, "Australia. Threepence, 1928. George V. NGC graded MS-63." This type was struck at the London mint 1911-15 and the Melbourne mint 1916-36 tho not all dates bear mintmarks. Australia maintained the sterling silver standard until 1945, years after Great Britain had debased her coins to .500 fine.
Recorded mintage: 5,000,000 plus a few proofs.
Specification: 1.41 g, .925 fine silver, 16 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 24.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- 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.