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1911 Matte Proof Threepence

George V

Australia

1911 Matte Proof Threepence Reverse1911 Matte Proof Threepence Obverse Mintage2Reverse DesignerW. H. J. BlakemoreObverse DesignerSir E. B. MacKennelWeight1.41 gramsSize17 mmCountryAustraliaDateMM1911DenominationThreepenceVarietyGeorge VVariety ExtMatte ProofPrefixPRWeight1.41374985243Size17EdgePlainFace CurrencyAUDFace Value0.025Mintage212161911 Matte Proof ThreepenceCompositionSilver92.5%0.9250000119Copper7.5%0.075000003Silver0.9250000119Copper0.075000003Bullion Value$1
The 1911 A type of proof strike that has a sandblasted appearance as opposed to a typical mirror finishmatte proofmatte proof threepence distinguishes itself from the 1911 A coin struck from an early circulation die state, not intended for circulationspecimenspecimen strike 1911 Specimen Threepence1629(learn more) not only through its matte surfaces, but also by being the only threepence struck with a Grooved lines around the edge of a coin initially invented to prevent filing precious metal off the edge of a coinreeded edgereeded edge.

There are 93 grooves on the reeded edge of this A coin struck as a representation piece of a coin that never eventuatedpatternpattern threepence (Triton Technologies International Ltd, 2002)80Website
Triton Technologies International Ltd
1911 threepence
Saxton, J3/30/2002http://www.triton.vg/T11.html9/14/2010 7:50:12 PM
and the piece is known by only two examples.

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