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1955 Specimen Threepence

Elizabeth II


The 1955 specimen threepence comprise of the bulk of the collector threepence struck in 1955 with a mintage of 733 out of the total of 1044. It features a fully sealed cartwheel finish with complete strike but lacking the depth of the proof strike which has a nearly full mirror finish.

1955 specimen threepence reverse

Obverse of the 1955 specimen threepence

Reverse of the 1955 proof threepence

Obverse of the 1955 proof threepence

The 1955 specimen threepence is the more common of the two 1955 collector threepence though it is by no means common with a total mintage of just 733 pieces.

A coin struck from an early circulation die state, not intended for circulationThe number of coins struck of a particular designationA type of lustre which rotates around as the coin is rotated at different angles in relation to a light sourceA coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulationA type of lustre characterised by direct reflective finish commonly seen on proof coins
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