Australia 1961 shilling

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a typical circulated specimen, from the Mountain Groan Collection

The type was issued 1955-63 from Melbourne and all dates are common with the 1956 being slightly scarce.

Recorded mintage: 31,864,000 plus 1,506 proofs.

Specification: 5.65 g, .500 fine silver, 24 mm diameter.

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.

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