threepence, distinguishable from the
in having a full mirror finish as opposed to the semi-brilliant finish of the specimen strike is the more common of the
two strike types. 1007 pieces were struck making it still relatively scarce though many collectors collect the specimen alongside
it giving it a total mintage of 1511.
1956 proof threepence
Obverse of the 1956 proof threepence
1956 specimen threepence
Obverse of the 1956 specimen threepence
It is interesting to note the differences in the strike depth with some loss of details on the obverse of the
strike, particularly on the Queen's hair. It is interesting to note that unlike the 1955, the Melbourne mint was unable
to reproduce the details fully on the
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