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Australia 1923 (M & S) Sixpence

Mint:Melbourne & Sydney Mintage:(M) 247,000 (S) 713,000 (T) 960,000 Milling:Reeded
Weight:2.83 grams Diameter:19 mm Composition:92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper
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Wear
Obverse 2 - English
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Wear
Reverse B - London
Designer: Sir (Edgar) Bertram Mackennal (Initials 'B.M.' raised on truncation)
Design:Left facing profile of George V
Legend:GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP: •
Denticle Count:140 teeth
Mint mark: None
Designer: William Henry James Blakemore (no attribution)
Design:Star above a Kangaroo and Emu standing left and right of the Armorial Ensigns of the Commonwealth of Australia. 'ADVANCE AUSTRALIA' in ribbon below. ∋ ∈
Legend:SIXPENCE
Denticle Count:143 teeth
Mint mark: None
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Value
BM
Ad
NP
8
Good
VG10
10
VG
F12
12
about F
F15
15
Fine
VF20
20
good F
VF25
25
about VF
VF30
30
Very Fine
VF35
35
good VF
EF40
40
about EF
EF45
45
Ext Fine
AU50
50
good EF
AU53
53
about Unc
AU55
58+
virt Unc
AU58
58-60
Uncirc
MS60
58-61
Uncirc
MS61
58-62
Uncirc
MS62
63-64
Choice Unc
MS63
64-65
near Gem
MS64
65-66
Gem
MS65
66-67
Gem
MS66
67-68
Gem
MS67
68
near Flaw
MS68
69
virt Flaw
MS69
70
Flawless
MS70
Proof
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$6
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$10
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$15
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$25
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$40
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$50
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$60
+
NGC
2
 
PCGS
 
 
$100
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
2
 
$150
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$300
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
3
 
$500
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$750
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$900
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
2
 
$1750
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
6
 
$2750
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
5
1
$5000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
4
 
$9000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$17500
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$27500
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
N
BM
Benchmark
Ad
Adjectival
NP
NGC/PCGS
Collectable grades
Does not exist by definition

Investment grades
-
Unlikely to exist

Aspirational grades
BV
Bullion or metal value

Not known in these grades
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Value as above
Proof
Y (Yes)
N (Not known)
Last updated September 2018
Notes:
Although the Sixpence maintained the same reverse design for the entire series, small changes did occur to the denticles. The 1910 Edward VII Sixpence reverse featured 140 denticles and this was maintained on the George V sixpences until 1923 when 143 denticles were added to the rim. It is possible that the Melbourne Mint was responsible for adding the edge detail to a new master die, as the British sixpence of the same date carried 145 denticles, but the superior finish of the 1923 sixpences would suggest that the completed master tools were supplied to Melbourne by the London Mint. Except for the London-struck 1951 PL Sixpence, all Australian sixpences from 1923 on carried 143 reverse edge denticles until the last sixpence was struck in 1963.