Obverse:||King GEORGE VI - Design by Thomas Humphrey Paget.|
Legend: GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP.
Reverse:||Wheat stalks & Ribbon - Design by George Kruger Gray.|
Legend: AUSTRALIA - THREE PENCE - 1942
|Weight:||1.41 grams (21.8 grains).|
|Size:||16.0 mm (diameter).|
|Composition:||Sterling Silver - 92.5% Silver, 7.5% Copper.|
|Silver Content:||.0419 oz.|
|Mintage:||528,000 - Melbourne.|
High quality forgeries of this coin exist - usually created by filing the San Francisco or Denver mintmark off coins minted in the U.S.A.
In 1999, the Canberra mint released a .999 Silver Twenty Cents frosted proof coin with a reverse design of the 1942 threepence as part of a six coin Masterpieces in Silver set.
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