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1956 Specimen Sixpence

Elizabeth II


The 1956 specimen strike is a scarce variant of the 1956 proof with a mintage of just 506.(Melbourne Mint, 1963)Despite this it rarely sells for a premium over proof 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 relief.

1956 specimen reverse

1956 specimen obverse

1956 proof sixpence reverse

Obverse of a proof 1956

A coin struck from an early circulation die state, not intended for circulationThe number of coins struck of a particular designationA coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulationMelbourne Mint, 1963The raised portion of a coin's design

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