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Includes 12 genuine predecimal coins!

Build upon your Australian predecimal collection with the Threepence and Sixpence Australian Type Set! An excellent companion to the Penny and Halfpenny Type Set, this beautifully-presented 12-coin set features an example of every standard Threepence and Sixpence type issued in Australia from 1910 to 1964!

 

Every single threepence and sixpence design from 1910-64!

An extremely popular way to gain a thorough understanding of Australian currency, collecting by 'type' - that is, by design, without reference to date - has never been easier than with this 12-coin set! A comprehensive overview, this brilliant set is underpinned by sharp, museum-style presentation that combines information with elegance. Relive the tremendous period of change and upheaval that saw four different monarchs - King Edward VII, King George V, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II - take to the throne. Discover the distinguishing features of each type, from the unique, one-year-only Edward VII 1910 Threepence, to the second George VI Threepence and Sixpence issues (1949-1952), with 'IND: IMP' ('Indiae Imperator' - 'Emperor of India') notably absent as the British Empire crumbled.

 

 

Four different monarchs, twelve different designs.

 

It took nearly a decade following Federation in 1901 for Australia to have its own national coinage issued - and this finally occurred in 1910, during the reign of King Edward VII. A popular king, the reign of Edward VII proved relatively brief, with the king passing away in the year that the first issue of Australia’s first national currency was struck. A one-year-only issue, any 1910 Australian coin struck in his likeness is fiercely sought after by collectors.
It was a difficult start for King George V, whose path to the throne had been cemented by the untimely death of his older brother, to whom he was apparently close. To make things even harder, he was faced with the outbreak of WWI just a few years into his rule, in 1914. With an attitude thoroughly dedicated towards his subjects, King George V forged a reputation as a serious but dependable ruler.
Following in his father's footsteps, King George VI was also reportedly a reluctant king, brought to the throne only due to the shock abdication of his older brother (King Edward VIII), who had rejected the throne so as to marry a twice-divorced American socialite. Despite his reluctance and a debilitating stutter, King George VI managed to win the hearts of the public, while steering Britain through the turmoil of WWII.


Images courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.


Now the longest-ever-serving English/British monarch, life was very different when Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953! While the mature portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley seen on today's coinage is a common sight for most Australians, the coins released following her coronation depict the young Queen Elizabeth II - a huge change for those accustomed to seeing male portraits on their coinage!

The perfect gift for any Australian history buff, don't miss this brilliant set. Hold a piece of Australia’s numismatic past in your hands - at a surprisingly affordable price.

Specifications :

• Comprises an example of each of the twelve standard Threepence and Sixpence types, all in hand selected Average Circulated condition

• Includes the one-year-only King Edward VII 1910 Threepence and Sixpence coins!

• Beautifully presented in an informative, museum-style hardback folder

• Tremendous value-for-money at less than $150!

Includes 12 genuine predecimal coins!

Build upon your Australian predecimal collection with the Threepence and Sixpence Australian Type Set! An excellent companion to the Penny and Halfpenny Type Set, this beautifully-presented 12-coin set features an example of every standard Threepence and Sixpence type issued in Australia from 1910 to 1964!

 

Every single threepence and sixpence design from 1910-64!

An extremely popular way to gain a thorough understanding of Australian currency, collecting by 'type' - that is, by design, without reference to date - has never been easier than with this 12-coin set! A comprehensive overview, this brilliant set is underpinned by sharp, museum-style presentation that combines information with elegance. Relive the tremendous period of change and upheaval that saw four different monarchs - King Edward VII, King George V, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II - take to the throne. Discover the distinguishing features of each type, from the unique, one-year-only Edward VII 1910 Threepence, to the second George VI Threepence and Sixpence issues (1949-1952), with 'IND: IMP' ('Indiae Imperator' - 'Emperor of India') notably absent as the British Empire crumbled.

 

 

Four different monarchs, twelve different designs.

 

It took nearly a decade following Federation in 1901 for Australia to have its own national coinage issued - and this finally occurred in 1910, during the reign of King Edward VII. A popular king, the reign of Edward VII proved relatively brief, with the king passing away in the year that the first issue of Australia’s first national currency was struck. A one-year-only issue, any 1910 Australian coin struck in his likeness is fiercely sought after by collectors.
It was a difficult start for King George V, whose path to the throne had been cemented by the untimely death of his older brother, to whom he was apparently close. To make things even harder, he was faced with the outbreak of WWI just a few years into his rule, in 1914. With an attitude thoroughly dedicated towards his subjects, King George V forged a reputation as a serious but dependable ruler.
Following in his father's footsteps, King George VI was also reportedly a reluctant king, brought to the throne only due to the shock abdication of his older brother (King Edward VIII), who had rejected the throne so as to marry a twice-divorced American socialite. Despite his reluctance and a debilitating stutter, King George VI managed to win the hearts of the public, while steering Britain through the turmoil of WWII.


Images courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.


Now the longest-ever-serving English/British monarch, life was very different when Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in 1953! While the mature portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley seen on today's coinage is a common sight for most Australians, the coins released following her coronation depict the young Queen Elizabeth II - a huge change for those accustomed to seeing male portraits on their coinage!

The perfect gift for any Australian history buff, don't miss this brilliant set. Hold a piece of Australia’s numismatic past in your hands - at a surprisingly affordable price.

Product ID: SH273
$ 149