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1956 Specimen Threepence

Elizabeth II


The 1956 specimen threepence was struck in limited numbers alongside the 1956 proof strikes with 504 specimens struck and 1007 proof strikes. It is distinguishable by a soft cartwheel finish as opposed to the proof 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 complete strike.

A coin struck from an early circulation die state, not intended for circulationA coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin 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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