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In the shilling series, the scarcest dates are 1915 H, 1921 star and 1933. For unclear reasons, the date 1922 was badly struck in all silver denominations. Well struck-up examples of the dates 1924, 1926 and 1927 are also difficult to find. During World War II, the quality of striking for most coins deteriorated. There were a number of reasons for this. Less care was taken in the preparation of the dies, the dies were used in longer production runs before being replaced, and quality controls were relaxed as more pressing matters of war took precedence.

For King George VI issues from 1937, the reverse design was changed to a ram's head.

King Edward VII

Australia’s first silver shillings were struck in sterling silver (92.5% silver, 7.5% copper) dated 1910 from the London Mint and don’t feature a mintmark.

King George V

Also struck in London between 1911-1915, these did not carry a mintmark. Also in 1915, the Heaton Mint (“H” mintmark) struck shillings. From 1916-1926 the Melbourne and Sydney Mints struck silver shillings. Shillings were exclusively struck from 1927 to 1936 at the Melbourne Mint.

King George VI

The Melbourne Mint kept striking shillings from 1937 to 1952. In 1942, 1943 and 1944 the San Francisco mint (“S” mintmark) struck shillings. In 1946, the Perth Mint struck shillings, mintmarked with a dot before “Shilling”.

Queen Elizabeth II

From 1953 to 1963, the Melbourne Mint struck shillings exclusively.

Years Not Struck

1923, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1945, 1947, 1949 and 1951.

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Australian 1962 Shilling. Clipped planchet, 9mm bitten rim. EF

$55.00 inc GST

SOLD William Joseph Taylor (b.1802 d.1885) was a British entrepreneur...

$35,000.00 inc GST

Australia 1911 London Shilling. Condition: nVF/VF+ (Catalogue Value...

$100.00 inc GST

1911 London Silver Shilling. Light tone, Lustrous Uncirculated condition.

$1,750.00 inc GST

Australia 1912 London Shilling. Condition: 8 clear pearls, Very Fine+...

$250.00 inc GST

Australia 1915 London Shilling. Condition: near Very Good (Catalogue Value ...

$30.00 inc GST

1917 Melbourne Silver Shilling. Very Fine condition.

$25.00 inc GST

Australia 1920 Melbourne Shilling. Condition: Fine obverse, near Fine...

$20.00 inc GST

1920 Melbourne Silver Shilling. Washed, scratches, Lustrous near...

$500.00 inc GST

Australia 1920 Melbourne Shilling. Condition: Very Fine (Catalogue Value...

$100.00 inc GST

Australia 1921 Star (Sydney) Shilling. Condition: near Very Good obverse,...

$25.00 inc GST

1921 Sydney 'Star' Shilling. Very Fine condition.

$240.00 inc GST

Australia 1922 Melbourne Shilling. Condition: Reverse rim nick, Very Fine...

$60.00 inc GST

Australia 1924 (Melbourne & Sydney) Shilling. Condition: Very Fine+...

$175.00 inc GST

Australia 1925 (Melbourne & Sydney) Shilling. Condition: Scratch through...

$130.00 inc GST

Australia 1924 (Melbourne & Sydney) Shilling. Condition: Very Fine...

$40.00 inc GST

Average Circulated Condition Struck by the Melbourne Mint, the Australian...

$110.00 inc GST

1933 Melbourne Silver Shilling. Near FINE/FINE condition.

$175.00 inc GST

Key date to the Australian Shilling series. VG/nFINE

$140.00 inc GST

Australia 1935 Melbourne Shilling. Condition: Scratches, Extremely Fine+...

$125.00 inc GST

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