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1959 Proof Florin

Elizabeth II

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1959 Proof Florin Reverse1959 Proof Florin Obverse Mintage1,506Reverse DesignerGeorge Kruger GrayObverse DesignerMary GillickWeight11.31 gramsSize28.5 mmCountryAustraliaDateMM1959DenominationFlorinVarietyElizabeth IIVariety ExtProofPrefixPRWeight11.3099994415Size28.5EdgeReededFace CurrencyAUDFace Value0.2Mintage150615061959 Proof FlorinCompositionSilver50.0%0.5Copper40.0%0.400000006Nickel5.0%0.0500000007Zinc5.0%0.0500000007Silver0.5Copper0.400000006Nickel0.0500000007Zinc0.0500000007Bullion Value$4
In 1959 1,506 A proof coin produced with the intention of being sold to the general publiccommercial proofcommercial proof strikes were produced at the Melbourne a facility that produces coinsmintmint. The date is the toughest A proof coin produced with the intention of being sold to the general publiccommercial proofcommercial proof florin to obtain in high quality with most example being lightly rubbed or wiped due to the primitive packaging they were distributed with.

The type can easily be distinguished from the A coin struck for circulationbusiness strikebusiness strike 1959 Florin1507(learn more) by the presence of a An incuse mark, usually a contact mark on a working die that causes a blob to appear on any coin struck from itdie blobdie blob behind the emu's front leg on the The tails side of the coinreversereverse of the A coin struck for circulationbusiness strikebusiness strike. This isn't present on the A coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulationproofproof strike.










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