Australia 1958 3 pence

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from the Mountain Groan Collection
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Goldberg sale 85, lot 3488
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The second specimen was lot 3488 in Goldberg sale 85 (Los Angeles, June 2015), where it sold for $212. The catalog description[1] noted, "Australia. Threepence, 1958. Elizabeth II. NGC graded Proof 66." The SCWC lists this type for 1955-64. This date, from the Melbourne mint, is fairly common, tho proofs are scarce.

Recorded mintage: 11,248,000 plus 1,506 proofs.

Specification: 1.41 g, .500 fine silver, 16 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-57.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, Aleeza Brown, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 85: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2015.

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