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02 Mar 2022

1942-S Australian Shilling

Young Numismatists Exchange | thatcoinguy

Hello fellow YNs and YNH!


I think technically this should be an update, but there isn't enough, so I'll just post it as a regular blog for now.


I recently was gifted some coins by my relatives. I am very grateful, as it included a lot of nice coins. They sent some copper cents for the copper bucket (which is at 5.2 pounds so far!), some assorted dates of wheat cents (one 1946-S), and some foreign coins. I love researching stories behind foreign coins as I mainly know nothing about them because I usually collect US coins. Here's one of the highlights (with other highlights coming soon!):


The first coin is interesting because it is a wartime coins. It is an Australian shilling from 1942. It has an S mintmark on the reverse above the "N" in "SHILLING". It is 92.5 percent silver, and has a diameter close to a quarter (actual diameter 23.5 mm).It has King George VI on the obverse, and a depiction of a ram on the reverse. The obverse was designed by Tomas H. Paget, and the reverse was designed by George Kruger Grey. The mintage was 4 million.


Keep learning,
Thatcoinguy

Comments

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 5

Nice set of coins to search through. Unique.

Mike

Level 7

Your hard work of research has paid off. I would like to know about the mint . Its a S mark. Could you let us know in a future blog!! Thanks good work!

Thanks for the blog.

AC coin$

Level 6

Admirable coin that I've never seen it before. .925 Silver wow! It was minted thru its time in London, Melbourne and San Francisco. Always check what you have to show, because you are a great hunter and collector. That's why I admire you.

thatcoinguy

Level 5

Thanks for the nice comments. I really appreciate it.

Kepi

Level 6

Nice blog! Great photo! I like that ram design! ; )

thatcoinguy

Level 5

Me too!

Longstrider

Level 6

Nice blog. I like that ram coin. I have a couple question: What does the "S" mint mark stand for and did Australia go to silver coins for the war saving of nickel like the USA did? So I like that you are using the coin history as a way of learning world history. Thanks.

AC coin$

Level 6

Autralian silver nice coin ,.

CoinHunter

Level 5

Nice large, silver, old coin! You're keeping copper now? I actually kept the copper from two 4 box penny hunts back in the day and ended up with about a box worth. Now that I have a job and can afford to keep copper cents I might start doing it again-but I'm not really sure right now. Nice blog!

thatcoinguy

Level 5

I have started keeping copper (I’ve been doing it for about three months now). I usually just replace the copper ones with extra cents I have lying around from change.

CheerioCoins

Level 5

Nice coin. Are you going to show all the other coins you got? And also are you going to add a picture of the coin?

thatcoinguy

Level 5

Yes, and I added a picture.

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Nice coin and design.

Long Beard

Level 5

How could you not love Australian silver with a higher content than it's U.S. counterpart?

thatcoinguy

Level 5

I know, right! That was a winner for me when I found out it was silver.

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