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1955 Proof Threepence

Elizabeth II


The 1955 proof threepence is a rare piece with a mintage of just 311 though 733 specimen strikes were also struck which most collectors collect as the same type. The piece can be distinguished by an intense mirror finish as opposed to the specimen strike which has a cartwheel finish. Unlike the higher denominations, the strike depth between the proof and specimen strikes are similar indicating that the Melbourne mint had no problem striking up the smaller sized coin.

1955 proof threepence

Obverse of the proof threepence

1955 specimen threepence

Obverse of the 1955 specimen threepence

The heads side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinA state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationA marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinA coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulationThe number of coins struck of a particular designationA coin struck from an early circulation die state, not intended for circulationA type of lustre which rotates around as the coin is rotated at different angles in relation to a light source

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