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1960 Threepence


The wheat stalks design continued into this type right until the conclusion of the threepence series in 1964. This type features a slightly reworded
obverse
legend, ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F:D, (Elizabeth II, by the grace of god, queen, defender of the faith), after public outcry that the previous type omitted FIDEI DEF (defender of the faith).

All dates in the series are easy to acquire in
mint state though the 1956 is quite scarce and underrated. Most dates other than the 1956 are relatively easy to acquire up to MS66 due to nice surfaces owing to the small size of the coin.

All dates in the series were struck at the Melbourne
mint and do not display any
mintmarks.
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Mintage
19,600,000
Reverse Designer
George Kruger Gray
Obverse Designer
Mary Gillick
Size
17 mm
Composition
Silver: 50%
Copper: 40%
Nickel: 5%
Zinc: 5%
Bullion Value
$0.73
1960  Threepence Reverse
Reverse

1960  Threepence Reverse
Obverse

Values

Grade Value AUD
AU50 75¢
AU55 75¢
AU58 $1
MS62 $5
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Glossary

  • obverse - The heads side of the coin
  • legend - The inscription around the inner edge of the coin
  • mint state - A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulation
  • mint - a facility that produces coins
  • mintmark - A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coin

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