Mintage:1,000 Mint:MelbourneMonarch:Elizabeth IIReverse Designer:W. H. J. BlakemoreObverse Designer:Mary GillickSize:19mmWeight:2.83gEdge:ReededComposition:50% Silver 40% Copper 5% Nickel 5% Zinc
sixpence, unlike the 1955 is the more common of the two special strike types with a
of a 1000 leaving 506 for the
strike. The coin is distinguishable by a mirror finish overpowering a cartwheel finish while the
strike has a shallow finish with stronger cartwheel characteristics. Strike depth is also different with the proof strike
having fully formed details and the
strike having a slightly weak star and hairlines of Queen.
1956 Proof Sixpence
Obverse of the 1956 proof sixpence
1956 specimen sixpence
Obverse of the 1956 specimen sixpence
have survived well with many high grade examples at PR66 and beyond. Considering their affordability and availability,
collectors should aim for at least PR66 though prices go up exponentially beyond this.
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