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Australia 1961 Shilling

Mint:Melbourne Mintage:30,104,000 Milling:Reeded
Weight:5.65 grams Diameter:23.5 mm Composition:50% Silver, 40% Copper, 5% Nickel, 5% Zinc
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Wear
Obverse 6 - 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 . F : D : +
Denticle Count:101 beads
Mint mark: None
Characteristics:
Designer: George Edward Kruger-Gray (Initials 'K.G' to right of Ram)
Design:* Merino Ram *
Legend:AUSTRALIA SHILLING •
Denticle Count:98 thick & 98 thin 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
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
4
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$5
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
3
 
$8
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
9
 
$10
+
NGC
2
 
PCGS
42
5
$20
+
NGC
2
 
PCGS
137
16
$30
+
NGC
3
 
PCGS
257
9
$50
+
NGC
10
 
PCGS
347
8
$90
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
77
 
$175
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
2
 
$300
+
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:
Decimal currency was not introduced to Australia until February, 1966 whereas the 'last' Australian shillings were officially struck in 1963.
It is speculated that unused dies for the 1961 Shilling were brought back into production to fill a shortage of coins in the run-up to the changeover, as large numbers have survived in mint sate.