Australia Shilling  1938 to 1963
Australia Shilling 1938 to 1963

These coins, with George before 1953 and Elizabeth after, all carry a small amount of silver, which gives them value.

Before 1945, George coins contain 0.168 troy ounces silver
After 1945, George and Elizabeth coins contain 0.091 troy ounces silver

To find the value of the silver, go to, find the value of one troy ounce of silver ('ounce' and 'troy ounce' are the same when speaking of precious metals), then multiply that number by 0.168 or 0.091.

There is not a lot of value to the coin over and above its silver value. Collectors will pay a few US dollars over silver value for nice-looking, later-date examples with little or no wear. Some dates do a little better than others. Here is a list of the *better dates* with approximate collector values for coins in well preserved condition:

1938: $10
1939: $20
1940: $40
1943: $20

Coin: 9300 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Jacob, Fri, 28-Oct-2011 03:22:16 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 06-Dec-2013 03:28:34 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Wed, 02-Dec-2015 15:07:20 GMT
Requester description: 1954 Front: REGINA ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA Back: AUSTRALIA SHILLING 1954 1954 Australian shilling. Elizabeth II on the front, a ram on the back. The device on the front is practically just an outline at this point, while the ram is missing intricate detail from wear but is still in average condition.
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