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Australia Elizabeth II

1963  Sixpence reverse 1963  Sixpence obverse

1963 Sixpence

Reverse Designer:W. H. J. Blakemore Obverse Designer:Mary Gillick Size:19mm Weight:2.83g Edge:Reeded Composition:50% Silver
40% Copper
5% Nickel
5% Zinc


Sales History


The 1963 Sixpence was the final year issued in the entire sixpence series before the introduction of decimal currency in 1966. It was struck at the Melbourne Mint with a total mintage of 25,056,000. This is the second highest mintage across both types in the Queen Elizabeth II sixpence series. This high mintage has translated into an abundance of extremely affordable mint-state examples, including pieces that grade as high as MS67.

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