Summary

Australia
Penny 1956
Proof strike
Mint: Melbourne

Pre-decimal proof coins were sold to collectors bearing dates from 1955 to 1963. This was arecord coin retained by the Melbourne Mint.

Physical Description

A bronze coin (30.8 mm diameter with plain edge) featuring a laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA F: D: + The artist's initials M.G. incuse on the bust truncation above the G of GRATIA. The reverse features a kangaroo leaping to the left; around above AUSTRALIA, around below, PENNY; the Federation star is in the field to the left of the kangaroo and the date, 1956 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail.

Obverse Description

Laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right; around, + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA F: D: The artist's initials M.G. incuse on the bust truncation above the G of GRATIA.

Reverse Description

Kangaroo leaping to the left; around above AUSTRALIA, around below, PENNY; the Federation star is in the field to the left of the kangaroo and the date, 1956 is in the field below its tail. The artist's initials KG are above the tip of the tail.

Edge Description

Plain

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