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This article is about the coin listed in Unusual World Coins. For the coin produced in 1813, see New South Wales 5 shilling coin.
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5 shillings
General information
Country

Flag of New South Wales New South Wales

Value

5 shillings (non-legal tender)

Years

2007 (dated 1808)

Measurements and composition
Diameter

40.98 mm

Composition
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Appearance
Shape

round

Obverse

George III

Reverse

Australia, crown, monogram, value, year

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The 5 shilling coin is a medallic fantasy coin of New South Wales, produced by the International Numismatic Agency (INA) in 2007. It is currently listed in Krause's Unusual World Coins under the "NEW SOUTH WALES" subsection of "AUSTRALIA". Being a fantasy, the piece does not hold the status of legal tender anywhere, and only holds value as an exonumic collectors' item.

The coin was minted in eight metals: aluminum, brass (identified as "goldine" in Unusual World Coins), copper, copper-plated bronze, gold, nickel-silver, pewter, and silver. All of the coins measure 40.98 millimeters in diameter, and bear raised rims decorated with a dentillated border. Featured in the middle of the obverse is a right-facing laureate portrait of King George III (1738–1820; r. 1760–1820), the reigning monarch of the Kingdom of Great Britain when New South Wales was established as a British colony in 1788. This likeness is partially encircled by the Latin legend "GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX", which translates to English as "King George III, by the Grace of God". An image of Australia superimposed by St Edward's Crown is displayed on the reverse. It separates the "value" (inscribed as "5 s."). Above the image is the title "NEW SOUTH WALES", and below is the "GR" monogram (Royal Monogram of King George III of Great Britain (black without crown)) of George III and the date 1808.

One thousand examples are known to have been struck for each metal except gold and silver, which currently have unknown mintages. All of the coins are proofs, including an unknown number of the silver coins bearing a matte finish.

ReferencesEdit

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Coins of Australian states and territories
Cocos (Keeling) Official tokens: 10¢25¢50¢1 R2 R5 R10 R25 R
1977 coins: 10¢25¢50¢1 R2 R5 R10 R25 R150 R
2003-2004 coins: 10¢20¢50¢$1$2$5$100
New South Wales 15 p5/-5/- (medallic)
Southern Australia Adelaide: £1£5
Victoria Hodgkin, Taylor, & Tyndall: ¼ oz½ oz1 oz2 oz4 oz4 p
Taylor: 6 p1/-
Taylor & Wiener: 1/-
Unknown: ½ p

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