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The Secret Silver Coins of the U.S. Mint
In stock. Ships in 3-4 business days.
£56 per coin
You will receive one coin in your first shipment, followed by two coins every other month.
About 1 million U.S. military personnel were based in Australia during World War II. Since they were paid in cash, the nation faced a potential monetary crisis, but the U.S. Mints in Denver and San Francisco stepped in to save the day. They produced limited quantities of Australia’s four circulating silver coins between 1942 and 1944, each struck in 92.5% sterling silver. Available exclusively from Danbury Mint, this complete collection includes one of every denomination struck at each U.S. Mint.The four unique coin designs are:
- The threepence shows three stalks of wheat held together with a ribbon.
- The sixpence featuring the Australian coat of arms: a shield supported by a kangaroo and an emu, two native Australian animals.
- The shilling, with a merino ram’s head symbolising the importance of sheep farming to the Australian economy.
- The florin, the largest Australian silver coin during World War II, shows the arms of the Commonwealth of Australia, a shield supported by a kangaroo and an emu.