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Australia Elizabeth II

1956 Specimen Threepence reverse 1956 Specimen Threepence obverse

1956 Specimen Threepence

Mintage:504
Mint:Melbourne Mint Monarch:Elizabeth II Reverse Designer:George Kruger Gray Obverse Designer:Mary Gillick Size:17mm Weight:1.41g Edge:Plain Composition:50% Silver
40% Copper
5% Nickel
5% Zinc

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The 1956 specimen threepence was struck in limited numbers alongside the 1956 proof strikes with 504 specimens struck and 1007 proof strikes. It is distinguishable by a soft cartwheel finish as opposed to the proof strike which features an intense mirror finish.

Reverse of the 1956 specimen threepence Reverse of the 1956 specimen threepence

Obverse of the 1956 specimen threepence Obverse of the 1956 specimen threepence

Reverse of the 1956 proof threepence Reverse of the 1956 proof threepence

Obverse of the 1956 proof threepence Obverse of the 1956 proof threepence

It is the scarcer of the two though generally does not command a premium with proof strikes being favoured for a more complete strike.

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