Mintage:506 Mint:MelbourneMonarch:Elizabeth IIReverse Designer:W. H. J. BlakemoreObverse Designer:Mary GillickSize:19mmWeight:2.82gEdge:ReededComposition:50% Silver 40% Copper 5% Nickel 5% Zinc
strike is a scarce variant of the 1956
of just 506.
(Melbourne Mint, 1963)
Despite this it rarely sells for a premium over
strikes due to it simply being an inferior looking piece with less strike depth and less mirror reflectivity. The piece
can be distinguished by a more shallow lustre and a slightly weak star and Queen's hair and with an overall less defined
1956 specimen reverse
1956 specimen obverse
1956 proof sixpence reverse
Obverse of a proof 1956
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