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Australia 1969 Proof Coin Set

Australia 1969 Proof Coin Set

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Australia’s 2nd decimal proof set, the first in the sealed packaging.

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Australia 1969 Proof Coin Set

The second Australian proof set ever issued, the first in the sealed packaging.

The amount of coins needed to grease the wheels of the Australian economy once decimal currency was absolutely massive - hundreds of millions of coins were produced in the leadup to February 14th, 1966.

This meant that the amount of coins produced in the years shortly following was so small that proof sets weren't issued in 1967 and 1968.

The fact that the RAM had to recall all of the round 50¢ pieces issued in 1966 probably had something to do with it as well.

Proof coins are the same as those we see in our change, but are struck with specially prepared machinery on specially prepared blanks - the designs always stand out magnificently.

The coins in this set are in excellent condition, the set comes with the original foams and certificate.

Proof Set Foams and Certificate