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1937 Crown

Minted and released in the same year the 1937 Australian Crown was minted both as a commemorative of the Coronation of King George VI and also to trial the large coin in circulation. It was minted to demand and proved to be popular with an eventual mintage of 1,008,000. It turned out that the popularity […]

1938 Crown

The crown was minted for just the second year in 1938 and due to the un-popularity of the coin just 101,600 of the coins were released into circulation. It is typified by a weak strike compared with the 1937 issue. This weak strike is obvious in the lack of definition in the hair above the […]

The Crown

When Australia adopted it’s own coinage in 1910/1911 the decision was made not to include some of the denominations used in Great Britain. One of these was the crown or five shillings. However in 1937 to mark the coronation of King George VI it was decided to mint a crown sized silver coin for circulation […]