Australia 1936 shilling
This specimen was lot 22122 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $258.50. The catalog description noted, "AUSTRALIA. Shilling, 1936. ANACS MS-64. A solid high grade example with copious amounts of bright satin luster. A few tiny marks in the obverse field are the only thing preventing gem status. The reverse is simply sensational, with very little room for improvement." The type was issued 1911-36 with Melbourne being the sole producer after 1926. This Melbourne date is the most available but the proofs are rare.
Recorded mintage: 2,000,000 plus proofs, a common date.
Specification: 5.45 g, .925 fine silver, 24 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM-26.
- McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.