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Commonwealth Coinage

1909 - 64

Although Federation occurred in 1901, it wasn't until 1910 that Australia's first official coinage was struck. In 1910 the Royal mint London struck threepence, sixpence, shillings and florins with the copper penny and half penny coins struck in 1911. The first silver coins featured the Australian Coat of Arms on the reverse bearing Australia's iconic Kangaroo and Emu holding up a shield beneath the Federation Star with the wording Advance Australia on a scroll down below. The copper coins featured a partitioned inner circle with Commonwealth of Australia around the outside and the denomination in the middle.

These designs would later be updated with Kruger Gray designs in 1939 for the Half penny, 1938 for the other denominations except the sixpence which retained its original design. The half penny and penny feature a kangaroo, the threepence wheat stalks, the shilling a ram and the florin an updated Coat of Arms design. A crown was also struck in 1937 and 1938 featuring the British crown on the reverse.

Commonwealth coinage was the primary medium of exchange from 1910 to 1965 until the coinage was replaced with Australian decimal coinage.

The tails side of the coinCurrency in equivalent units of base 10

Half Penny1911 - 64One Penny1911 - 64Threepence1910 - 64Sixpence1910 - 63Shilling1910 - 63Florin1909 - 63Crown1937 - 38Square Trials1919 - 21
   MintagePR60PR61PR62PR63PR64PR65George V1933 ProofPennyUnknown      George V1934 ProofPenny504,4004,5004,9005,80044,00079,000George V1935 ProofPenny1261,3001,9002,8004,2007,40012,000George V1936 ProofPennyUnknown      George VI1937 PatternPenny10 Known      George VI1937 Uniface in SilverPennyUnique      George VI1938 ProofPenny100*1,2001,6002,3003,3005,0007,600George VI1939 ProofPennyUnknown      George VI1940 Proof K. G.Penny5      George VI1941 Proof K. G.Penny7170230320660770840George VI1942-Y ProofPenny11      George VI1942-I RestrikePennyUnknown      George VI1943-Y ProofPenny12      George VI1943-I RestrikePennyUnknown      George VI1944-Y ProofPenny124,4006,4009,60014,00029,00040,000George VI1945 PatternPenny4 Known      George VI1945-Y ProofPenny11      George VI1947-Y ProofPenny195,6007,70011,00017,00026,00043,000George VI1948-Y ProofPenny163,1004,1005,7008,20012,00019,000George VI1937 Uniface PatternPenny8 Known      George VI1949 ProofPennyUnknown      George VI1950-Y ProofPenny15      George VI1951-Y ProofPenny14      George VI1951-PL ProofPennyUnknown      George VI1952 ProofPennyUnknown1,5002,1003,1004,6008,90012,000George VI1952-A ProofPenny15      Elizabeth II1953 ProofPenny12      Elizabeth II1953-A ProofPenny20      Elizabeth II1955 ProofPenny3196482100140180330Elizabeth II1955-Y ProofPenny3011,8002,6003,9005,8006,5009,000Elizabeth II1956 ProofPenny1,0086574110240290320Elizabeth II1956-Y ProofPenny4171,4002,0003,0004,3005,2007,700Elizabeth II1957-Y Mirror ProofPenny4702002803908409201,000Elizabeth II1957-Y Brilliant and Matte ProofPenny642190260350370430560Elizabeth II1958 ProofPenny1,506547091120180260Elizabeth II1958-Y ProofPenny1,02896120160210290390Elizabeth II1959 ProofPenny1,50687110140200270800Elizabeth II1959-Y ProofPenny1,03087110150200260300Elizabeth II1959 Proof SilverPennyUnique      Elizabeth II1960-Y ProofPenny1,030110140190260360480Elizabeth II1961-Y ProofPenny1,04078100130170240290Elizabeth II1962-Y ProofPenny1,064486178100130170Elizabeth II1963-Y ProofPenny1,100516483100140190Elizabeth II1964-Y ProofPenny2      George V1911 Matte ProofThreepence2      George V1924 ProofThreepenceUnknown      George V1925 ProofThreepenceUnknown      George V1926 ProofThreepenceUnknown      George V1927 ProofThreepenceUnknown      George V1928 ProofThreepence3 Known      George V1934 ProofThreepence501,4001,6001,8002,5004,0007,900George V1936 ProofThreepenceUnknown      George VI1937 PatternThreepence7 Known      George VI1937 Uniface PatternThreepence15 Known      George VI1938 ProofThreepence1001,1001,4001,8002,4002,9005,300George VI1939 ProofThreepenceUnknown      George VI1949 ProofThreepenceUnknown      George VI1951-PL ProofThreepenceUnknown      George VI1952 ProofThreepenceUnknown617285100120140Elizabeth II1953 ProofThreepence12      Elizabeth II1955 ProofThreepence311100120150190220240Elizabeth II1956 ProofThreepence1,0074755647691100Elizabeth II1957 ProofThreepence1,2564452617283100Elizabeth II1958 ProofThreepence1,5065160728689100Elizabeth II1959 ProofThreepence1,50656667894110120Elizabeth II1960 ProofThreepence1,50936424958120150Elizabeth II1961 ProofThreepence1,506303540475584Elizabeth II1962 ProofThreepence2,016333945535564Elizabeth II1963 ProofThreepence5,042414857677995George V1911 Matte ProofSixpence2      George V1924 ProofSixpenceUnknown      George V1925 ProofSixpenceUnknown      George V1926 ProofSixpenceUnknown      George V1927 ProofSixpenceUnknown      George V1928 ProofSixpence3 Known      George V1934 ProofSixpence501,5001,9002,4003,1004,0005,200George V1936 ProofSixpenceUnknown      George VI1938 ProofSixpence100*1,3001,7002,1002,8004,9005,500George VI1939 ProofSixpenceUnknown      George VI1945 ProofSixpenceUnknown      George VI1946 ProofSixpenceUnknown      George VI1950 ProofSixpenceUnknown      George VI1951-PL ProofSixpenceUnknown      Elizabeth II1953 ProofSixpence12      Elizabeth II1955 ProofSixpence32958687891160190Elizabeth II1956 ProofSixpence1,00065768894120130Elizabeth II1957 ProofSixpence1,25663728498110200Elizabeth II1958 ProofSixpence1,5065159687999120Elizabeth II1959 ProofSixpence1,5065462728497110Elizabeth II1960 ProofSixpence1,509404552598299Elizabeth II1961 ProofSixpence1,5063843495670130Elizabeth II1962 ProofSixpence2,0166272838593110Elizabeth II1963 ProofSixpence5,0425260698093110George V1921-* ProofShillingUnknown      George V1911 Matte ProofShilling2      George V1915-H ProofShilling2 Known      George V1920-* PatternShilling7 Known      George V1924 ProofShillingUnknown      George V1925/3 Proof OverdateShillingUnknown      George V1926 ProofShillingUnknown      1234567Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. 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