Blue
Sheet
Red SheetSubscribeWhat is my coin worth?About Back to Commonwealth Coinage

Sixpence

1910 - 63

The sixpence series was first issued in 1910 at the beginning of Australian coinage. During its period of circulation four monarch were featured on the obverse - Edward VII (1910), George V (1911 - 1936), George VI (1938 - 1952), and Elizabeth II (1953 - 1963). Throughout these monarchs the reverse design remained W.H.J. Blackmore's interpretation of the Australian Coat of Arms. The sixpence series concluded in 1963 in anticipation for the introduction of decimal currency in Australia.

As the intermediate value piece within the denominations of the Australian Pound the Sixpence was heavily utilised. In a 1937 Newspaper article the material value of the Sixpence was well illustrated - "If you are a small boy you can buy that cricket ball you have always wanted, or that great big ice cream. If you are poor and cold six-pence will procure a hot cup of coffee and a meat pie."(Catholic Freeman's Journal, 1937) The overall usefulness of the sixpence gave it the shortest life-expectancy of any pre-decimal denomination. In 1936 a report by an officer of the Royal Mint emphasised that the Sixpence generally only lasted for 28 years before it is "...so thin and worn that it has to be withdrawn."(The Mercury, 1936)By comparison the Shilling was said to last for 41 years, the florin 45, and the three-pence 32.

The tails side of the coinCurrency in equivalent units of base 10The Mercury, 1936Catholic Freeman's Journal, 1937

Edward VII1910George V1911 - 36George VI1938 - 52Elizabeth II1953 - 63
  MintageVG8F12VF20XF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64MS65MS66Edward VII1910 3,046,6359.20121845741001001702803205501,400George V1911 1,000,00016233670861202203701,0001,3002,7004,800George V1912 1,600,0002840651202505106201,0001,1004,2005,70010,000George V1914 1,800,00017243874921303601,0003,0005,6006,70011,000George V1916-M 1,769,000152235881501802005001,4002,4003,2005,700George V1917-M 1,632,000213150971102102601,3001,7002,4004,0004,400George V1918-M 915,0003450821301502503603,2003,6003,9005,2009,300George V1919-M 1,521,0003044721401701902104808401,0004,6008,200George V1920-M 1,476,000172438731201501702,8003,1003,6006,5007,200George V1921 3,795,2885.707.101017202202704605501,2001,4004,900George V1922 1,488,00059881402803503904201,8002,1003,9005,50012,000George V1923 1,453,03817243874921803004501,1001,4003,2005,700George V1924 1,038,19146681102202703003901,1001,8003,1005,60010,000George V1925 3,266,30712172650621403207901,4003,60012,00022,000George V1926 3,609,0009.701319376079911202107201,1003,300George V1927 3,592,0408.8011173240651702803105501,4005,900George V1928 2,721,0008.201016293641462204104901,5002,600George V1934 1,024,0001014224252891003204909701,6004,300George V1935 392,000192743833005006301,0001,2002,7003,0006,000George V1936 1,800,0005.306.5091518262402602903704602,600George VI1938 2,864,0006.908.9013232835394752100250890George VI1939 1,600,0008.201016293643581502506501,4001,700George VI1940 1,600,0006.9091323283942652302802,0003,600George VI1941 2,912,0005.807.201017212429721504905801,000George VI1942 8,968,0003.403.704.601021334573872805504,300George VI1942-S 4,000,0006.207.90111923344147561306202,500George VI1942-D 12,000,0005.206.408.70141718224671120380590George VI1943-S 4,000,0005.606.909.70161921401001204401,1001,300George VI1943-D 8,000,00056.108.2013161730353963140370George VI1944-S 4,000,0006.408.2011202527283455872601,000George VI1945 10,096,0007.801015273336384454981601,300George VI1946 10,024,00033.705.108.6010113343561202305,000George VI1948 1,584,0005.307.201120252745597076280910George VI1950 10,272,0005.307.2011202527293575110270610George VI1951 13,760,0004.105.40814171920404860250590George VI1951-PL 20,024,0004.305.608.40151820212638841503,500George VI1952 2,112,000101423465763681703201,1003,4003,700Elizabeth II1953 1,152,0006.208.6013253139120150220270380790Elizabeth II1954 7,672,0003.103.905.509.4011121322263246230Elizabeth II1955 14,248,0003.804.907.20121517183149110220410Elizabeth II1956 7,904,0005.106.9010192426315257827501,300Elizabeth II1957 13,752,0003.905.107.501316171825313976370Elizabeth II1958 17,944,0001.701.802.104.207.60111423264367580Elizabeth II1959 11,728,0003.103.905.409.3011151822303567430Elizabeth II1960 18,592,0003.704.706.9012141624424765110300Elizabeth II1961 9,152,0001.801.902.405.3010152132364283130Elizabeth II1962 44,816,0004.806.509.80182224252932354450Elizabeth II1963 25,056,0001.601.7023.806.609.40112227303251  MintagePR60PR61PR62PR63PR64PR65George V1911 Matte Proof2      George V1924 ProofUnknown      George V1925 ProofUnknown      George V1926 ProofUnknown      George V1927 ProofUnknown      George V1928 Proof3 Known      George V1934 Proof501,5001,9002,4003,1004,0005,200George V1936 ProofUnknown      George VI1938 Proof100*1,3001,7002,1002,8004,9005,500George VI1939 ProofUnknown      George VI1945 ProofUnknown      George VI1946 ProofUnknown      George VI1950 ProofUnknown      George VI1951-PL ProofUnknown      Elizabeth II1953 Proof12      Elizabeth II1955 Proof32958687891160190Elizabeth II1956 Proof1,00065768894120130Elizabeth II1957 Proof1,25663728498110200Elizabeth II1958 Proof1,5065159687999120Elizabeth II1959 Proof1,5065462728497110Elizabeth II1960 Proof1,509404552598299Elizabeth II1961 Proof1,5063843495670130Elizabeth II1962 Proof2,0166272838593110Elizabeth II1963 Proof5,0425260698093110  MintageEdward VII1910 Specimen28George V1911 SpecimenUnknownGeorge V1916-M Specimen60George V1917-M SpecimenUnknownGeorge V1918-M SpecimenUnknownGeorge V1919-M Specimen2 KnownGeorge V1920-M SpecimenUnknownGeorge V1921 SpecimenUnknownGeorge V1922 SpecimenUnknownGeorge V1935 SpecimenUnknownElizabeth II1955 Specimen880Elizabeth II1956 Specimen506Values 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. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.