Invest in the Land Down Under With Australian Silver Coins

Australian silver coins offer you an opportunity to invest in the Land Down Under – not because it sounds like a fun thing to do – but because it will be a good investment.

Like anything else that you purchase today it is important to do some research before you march off and start buying something.

Older Australian silver coins are the best value

Like the United States, Australia has cut back on the amount of silver that is contained in their silver coins – making the older ones more valuable for their silver content.

Prior to 1945 Australian coins contained as much as 92.5 percent silver but during the years 1946 to 1963 their coins only contained fifty percent silver – almost half of the content before 1945.

Today the Australian fifty cent silver coin contains eighty percent silver which is almost as much as it was when it started. They made this change in 1966.

This means the least valuable silver Australian coins would be those produced between 1946 and 1963 when each coin had only fifty percent silver.

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What are the Australian silver coins called?

Here is a listing of silver coins that you might purchase from Australia:

  • 3 Pence – This was only made from 1910 to 1964 but the ones produced from 1947 to 1964 are less valuable because of the amount of silver contained in them.
  • 6 Pence – This was only made from 1910 to 1963 with the less valuable coins being the ones for the years between the years 1946 to 1963.
  • Shilling – This was made from 1910 to 1963 with the coins made during the years 1946 to 1963 being the least valuable.
  • Florin – This was made from 1910 to 1963 with the years 1946 to 1963 being the least valuable.
  • 50 Cents – This was made in 1966 and contains 80% of silver content.
  • Crown – This was only made in 1937 and 1938 and contained 92.5% of silver.
  • Silver Ounce – This contains one hundred percent pure silver and is still produced.

  • What are the troy weights in each of the Australian coins?

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  • 3 Pence – Between 1910 and 1944 (0.0418) and between 1947 and 1964 (0.0228).
  • 6 Pence – Between 1910 and 1945 (0.0842) and between 1946 and 1963 (0.0457).
  • Shilling – Between 1910 and 1945 (0.1681) and between 1946 and 1963 (0.091).
  • Florin – Between (1910 and 1945 (0.3363) and between 1946 and 1963 (0.182).
  • 50 Cents – In 1966 it weighed 0.3414 ounces.
  • Crown – Between 1937 and 1938 it weighed 0.8407 ounces.
  • One Silver Ounce – 1 Troy Ounce.
  • Are there other Australian silver coins?

    The silver Lunar Zodiac coins were launched in 1966 and have been issued every year since then. They issue both uncirculated and proof sets of coins that are made for collectors. These coins are ninety-nine percent pure silver and are produced in a variety of denominations from fifty cents and one dollar with some as much as thirty dollars. Other silver proof and uncirculated silver coins are the Kookaburra that also comes in various denominations.

    For a great way to get started now with Australian silver coins, download our Free Guide To Investing in Silver Coins.

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