Australia 1936 shilling

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from Stack's Bowers 2016 ANA sale, lot 22122
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 22122 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $258.50. The catalog description[1] 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.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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