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Australian Pre-Decimal Proofs
1963 Melbourne Mint
Florin, Shilling, Sixpence, Threepence.
|These are the last proofs made by the Melbourne Mint, as The
Royal Australian Mint was opening in Canberra and Australia's currency was decimalised
in 1966. After assisting with the change over the mint closed in June 1968.
The collector proof set of 1963 was released as a 4 coin set.
In 1962 the Melbourne Mint changed from the 4 section sealed plastic packaging to a small plastic box for their proof sets, unfortunately these did not protect the coins very well
Some of the general pointers to look for to distinguish Melbourne proofs from the normal circulation strikes are: