Australia 1938 crown

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Heritage sale 3064, lot 32465
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This specimen was lot 32465 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $660. The catalog description[1] noted, "George VI Crown 1938-(M) MS63 PCGS, Melbourne mint. Lightly toned, with silky luster and nice surfaces for the grade. From the Jamestown Collection." This crown or five shilling piece was issued from the Melbourne mint for Australia in 1937-38. It is the only crown struck for Australia during the sterling period. Sterling coinage ceased after 1964 and in 1966, the Australian dollar was introduced.

Recorded mintage: 102,000 + 250 proofs.

Specification: 28.28 g, .925 fine silver, .841 troy oz ASW, 38 mm diameter, designed by T. H. Paget and George Kruger-Gray.

Catalog reference: KM 34.


  • 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.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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