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Australian Pre-Decimal Proofs
1956 Melbourne Mint
Penny, Florin, Shilling, Sixpence, Threepence.
|Bronze coins after having been around for decades are now quite
difficult to find in a fully brilliant state of preservation.
The collector proofs were released as part of a 5 coin set running from 1d up to 2/-. The One Penny Proof is extremely difficult to obtain in a fully brilliant condition as most of these have toned as the sets were sold loose to collectors , wrapped only in cellophane allowing eager collectors to handle them.
There is a full set in collection but no pictures available.
Some of the general pointers to look for to distinguish Melbourne proofs from the normal circulation strikes are: