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1912 Shilling

George V

Australia

The 1912 Shilling was the second year in the George V series and was struck at the Royal Mint in London to a mintage of 1,000,000. This relatively low mintage makes the piece quite a challenge to obtain in any grade. In mint-state the piece often exhibits hairlines due to the distribution process via ship from the United Kingdom which makes the type very hard to obtain beyond MS64.

In 1912 this time the price of silver was relatively low meaning which meant that the production of silver pieces was extremely profitable for the Royal Mint. A number of newspaper reports published on this fact expressing some level of dissatisfaction with the low physical value of the Shilling pieces compared to their face-value. One article explained that the production of each Shilling makes the Royal Mint approximately a threepence of profit.(The Telegraph, 1913)

The heads side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinA marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coina facility that produces coinsThe number of coins struck of a particular designationThe Telegraph, 1913

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