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