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Australia 1926 Sixpence

Mint:Melbourne Mintage:Part 4,135,400 Estimate 100,000 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(i) - London (melbourne modified)
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
Characteristics:
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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
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$10
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$15
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$20
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$35
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$75
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$125
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$200
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$250
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$400
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
2
 
$550
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$900
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$1250
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$1750
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
3
 
$2250
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$4000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$8000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$12500
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$20000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$35000
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
Y
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 February 2020
Notes:
A small number of the 1926 sixpences were struck on the re-used proof dies and show a serif on the base of the '2' in the date. The 'serifed 2' was first used on the 1920 Sixpence and last appeared on the 1928 Sixpence, but for some reason was not used on the major production run of the 1926 sixpences which have a straight bar on the base of the '2'. The 1926 Sixpence with the 'serifed 2' is the much rarer variety and is further distinguished by the strong curvature to the base of lettering in the legend which again does not occur on the other variety of the date. It is probably the product of one reverse die and has a mintage of perhaps 100,000. Although there is no recorded mintage of a Sydney-struck 1926 Sixpence, the occurrence of examples of this variety in the Dixson Collection in the State Library of NSW (Mitchell Library) provides some supporting evidence that they were struck at the Sydney Mint before it was closed in that year.