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Type I

1938 - 48

Unlike other denominations, the sixpence kept the Blakemore reverse in 1938, but after the coronation of King George VI in 1937 the obverse changed to feature uncrowned bust of King George VI facing to the left and the legend , GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP ('George VI, by the grace of god, Ruler and King of Britain, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India') which was used up until 1948 then changed because of the independence of India. Date set collectors will have no problems completing the series with the key dates , the 1939 and 1940 being readily available in lower grades though the 1940 is very difficult to acquire in mint state. In upper grades, type set collectors would find best value in the 1938, 1942-D, and 1943-D sixpence.Sixpence in this series were struck at the Melbourne, Denver, and San Francisco mints with the latter two mints identifiable by a 'D' or 'S' mintmark respectively above the year.

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 coin
 MintageXF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64MS65MS661938 2,864,0003036394166891202201,1001939 1,600,000193242551403708701,5002,9001940 1,600,000202640512002202303,2003,5001941 2,912,00020212429762102705209201942 8,968,0001919232631761703404,2001942-S 4,000,000161735541001201406301,0001942-D 12,000,0002325263361801303806201943-S 4,000,00017192840662203705701,3001943-D 8,000,000222425283442811504401944-S 4,000,000242729303150701101701945 10,096,0003137404245571301708101946 10,024,0001617192941601301801,3001948 1,584,00029343840576371380950 MintagePR60PR61PR62PR63PR64PR651938 Proof100*1,8002,0002,2002,4006,1006,8001939 ProofUnknown      1945 ProofUnknown      1946 ProofUnknown      Values 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.