Australia 1960 shilling

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Goldberg sale 72, lot 5307
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a typical circulated specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection

The first specimen was lot 5307 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it sold for $236. The catalog description[2] noted, "Australia. Shilling, 1960. Elizabeth II. NGC graded Proof 66." The regular issue is common but the proofs are not. The type was struck in large quantities 1955-63 and was the last shilling struck in Australia. An earlier type, struck 1953-54, featured a slightly different obverse legend, "ELIZABETH.II.DEI.GRATIA.REGINA." Sterling coinage ceased after 1964 and in 1966, the Australian dollar was introduced.

Recorded mintage: 14,512,000 plus 1,509 proofs.

Specification: 5.65 g, .500 fine silver, .090 troy oz ASW, 24 diameter, reeded edge, designed by Mary Gillick and George Kruger-Gray.

Catalog reference: KM 59.


  • 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.
  • [2]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.

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