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Australia 1954 Sixpence

Mint:Melbourne Mintage:7,672,000 Milling:Reeded
Weight:2.83 grams Diameter:19 mm Composition:50% Silver, 40% Copper, 5% Nickel, 5% Zinc
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Wear
Obverse 5 - English
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Wear
Reverse B - London
Designer: Mary Gillick (Initials 'M.G.' incuse on truncation)
Design:Right facing profile of Elizabeth II
Legend:ELIZABETH ♦ II ♦ DEI ♦ GRATIA ♦ REGINA +
Denticle Count:94 beads
Mint mark: None
Characteristics:
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
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$2
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$3
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
2
 
$5
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
2
 
$10
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$15
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
6
 
$20
+
NGC
2
 
PCGS
19
 
$30
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
48
1
$40
+
NGC
8
 
PCGS
124
4
$75
+
NGC
9
 
PCGS
188
2
$125
+
NGC
2
 
PCGS
80
 
$250
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$400
+
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 February 2020
Notes:
The obverse stops on this date are diamond shaped. This coin is sometimes found with a superior finish, the result of having been struck on experimental chrome dies, and is sometimes confused with a proof strike. It is speculated that unused dies for the 1954 Sixpence were brought back into production after the 'last' Australian sixpences were supposedly struck in 1963, as large numbers have survived in mint sate.