Share your favorites on Show & Tell

British Coins 1930's

In World Coins > British Coins > Show & Tell.
British Coins31 of 551816 Duke of Wellington Merchants 1 Penny TokenWWII POW made Bracelet (with modern alterations)
5
Love it
0
Like it

PhilDavidAlexanderMorrisPhilDavidAlexanderMorris loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
PoopPoop loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
bratjddbratjdd loves this.
See 3 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 2 years ago

Email

BHock45
(611 items)

I found these looking through a collection of coins from my (my families) world travels.

These were the only noteworthy ones.

The larger: HALF CROWN 1934
Smaller: SIX PENCE 1936

I think they are 50% silver? Thanks!

Comments

  1. Poop Poop, 2 years ago
    Ya the 6 pence is like 30% to 50% silver, not sure about the other
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Love the George Kruger Gray design of the sixpence after 1927 that has the oak leaf and acorn design, symbols of strength and stability.
  3. BHock45 BHock45, 2 years ago
    Thanks vetraio50 and poop for the comment. Thanks everyone for the loves!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    I note you're interested in bullion. Australian coins remained high in silver longer than the British coins.
    Any silver Ozzie coin from 1910 to 1944 is 92.5% silver:
    "Australia adopted the British sterling silver (92.5%) standard for it's coinage when coins were first minted in 1910. Australian silver coinage continued to adhere to the silver standard until 1946 when the silver content of silver coins was debased to 50%. Australian silver pre decimal coins were minted with 50% silver until 1964 when production stopped in preparation for the introduction of decimal coinage in 1966. When decimal coinage was issued in 1966 the 50 cent coin contained 80% silver, but because the silver content exceeded the face value of the coin it was withdrawn and consequently minted for only one year with a new cupro nickel 50c coin issued in 1969."
    http://www.australian-threepence.com/silver-coin-values/australian-silver-coin-values.htm
  5. BHock45 BHock45, 2 years ago
    Vetraio50 thanks for the tip!

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.