The wheat stalks design continued into this type, however, after the independence of India in late 1947,
needed to be omitted from the
; this did not occur until 1949. The
still features an uncrowned bust of King George VI facing to the left, however, the
GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX FIDEI DEF
. ('George VI, by the grace of god, Ruler and King of Britain, Defender of the Faith') and was used up until the end of George VI's reign in 1952.The series is relatively easy to complete, however, the 1949 and 1950 are quite underrated in
being very difficult to source above MS64. Type set collectors would best aim for 1951-PL which is almost always well struck up, although the surfaces tend to be quite scuffed; if a combination of good surfaces and strike is required, then the 1952 would be the best bet.All years were struck at the Melbourne mint, though in 1951 the London mint assisted in striking the threepence with its issue identifiable by the 'PL'
split on either side of the base of the wheat stalks.
Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.MintageXF40AU50AU55AU58MS621949 26,400,00020252829421950 35,456,00013171833351951 15,856,00016192122401951-PL 40,000,0003.307.801421361952 21,560,0001721232530Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here.MintagePR601949 ProofUnknown1951-PL ProofUnknown1952 ProofUnknown63Values 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.