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1915 Shilling

George V

Australia

In 1915 the Australian Commonwealth Shilling was produced at both the Royal Mint in London and the private Mint of Heaton & Sons in Birmingham. It was necessary to employ Heaton & Sons as the Royal Mint was temporarily refocused on the production of military materials for the war effort. The Royal Mint produced a total of 800,000 pieces and the private mint produced 500,000. The Shillings produced at the latter were struck with a small 'H' mint-mark on the reverse below the date (see image below).

Heaton & Sons 'H' mint-mark on the reverse of a 1915-H Proof Shilling.

The low mintage of the 1915 variety has made it scarce and quite valuable across all grades. Population reports by PCGS show less than a dozen mint-state examples with the highest graded being MS65. Collectors seeking a mint-state example must be willing to spend substantial funds.

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 tails side of the coinThe number of coins struck of a particular designation

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