Australia 1956(m) penny
This specimen was part of lot 30380 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), which sold for $960. The catalog description noted, "Elizabeth II 5-Piece Certified Proof Set 1956, 1) Penny - PR64 Red and Brown NGC; 2) 3 Pence - PR67 NGC, KM57; 3) 6 Pence - PR67 NGC, KM58; 4) Shilling - PR66 NGC, KM59; 5) Florin - PR66 NGC, KM60; A highly lustrous and pleasing group, mostly in the gem range save for the penny, which is about as close as one can get. An excellent group, with a mintage of just 1,500 sets." Australia issued large size bronze pennies 1911-64. This type was minted at Melbourne and Perth 1955-64 and is common, tho the proofs are rare.
Recorded mintage: 13,872,000 plus 1,500 proofs.
Specification: 9.4 g, bronze, 30.8 mm diameter, plain edge.
Catalog reference: KM 56.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.