Numismatic Calendar

We provide this list of events free of charge and hope that Australian coin collectors find it of some use. If you’ve got an event coming up that you’d like to see here please contact us and let us know.

Note that we provide this information as supplied to us and take no responsibility for it’s accuracy. If you’re going to attend an event contact the organisers prior to ensure you’re going on the right day and time.

Event Information:

  • Elizabeth II Australian Threepence

    Australian 1956 Threepence

    Australian 1956 Threepence

    Obverse

    Elizabeth II - Mary Gillick

    Legend (1953-54): ELIZABETH . II. DEI. GRATIA. REGINA +
    Legend (1955-64): ELIZABETH . II. DEI. GRATIA. REGINA. F: D: +

    Reverse

    Wheat Stalk and Ribbon Device - George Kruger Gray

    Legend: Australia Threepence

    Composition

    50% Silver, 40% Copper, 5% Zinc, 5% Nickel

    Mass

    1.41 g

    Size

    16 mm (5/8")

    Actual Silver Weight (ASW)

    0.02267 tr.oz.

    The last of the pre-decimal Australian threepence were minted under the monarchy of Queen Elizabeth the second. Each year was minted in Australia. The only historical fact of note was the changing of the legend on the obverse in the first two minting years. The abbreviation F:D (abbreviation of latin for defender of the faith) had been removed and this caused a storm of controversy in conservative Australian society. As a result the abbreviation was returned on the obverse legend from 1955 onwards.

    As noted above the Elizabeth II 3d was released with two different obverses with the only difference being the legend. The reverse used the same wheat stalk/ribbon device as the George VI threepence.


    The first two years coins provide the only difficulty for the collector with prices being quite high due to their low circulation. That being said the serious collector should really look for the Elizabeth II 3d in UNC or better condition. Gem condition coins for most years are not that difficult to find and should be purchased in preference to the UNC varieties.

Site Search

Sponsors

Upcoming Coin Collecting Events:

Australian Numismatic Calendar

Current Coin Values, Bullion Prices and Exchange Rates

AUD $7.54
Australian 1966 Round 50c
AUD $401.26
Gold Sovereign
AUD $502.33
Australian $200 Gold Coin
AUD $22.09
Silver Price (per Oz)
AUD $1,704.45
Gold Price (per Oz)
USD $0.7445
Australian Dollar

 
These values are updated hourly using New York market prices. Coin values are purely the value of the gold or silver they contain and do not account for any numismatic value.
Prices Last Updated: 20:04 24 Jun 2018

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to the Australian Coin Collecting Blog and receive emails about new posts.