Struck by the Melbourne Mint in 1955 for collectors and investors, the silver shilling dated 1955 does not feature a mintmark as do most of the proof coins minted at the Melbourne Mint.
The mintage of 1200 proofs were originally offered for sale at a premium by the Melbourne Mint in Australia and abroad - especially the United States of America where a lot of these coins were purchased.
The term 'proof' refers to a coin's method of manufacture not its state of preservation. Australian Proof coins are struck from polished or specially prepared dies they have near brilliant surfaces, very sharp rims with perfect detail, compared to the millions that were struck for circulation.
We will endeavour to deliver orders as quickly as possible but, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery within Australia and 4-6 weeks overseas.
We require full payment with order, plus all shipping/postage charges before we dispatch any goods.
All shipping/postage (including insurance) costs are subject to change without notice.
Shipping charges for Australia is a flat fee of $8.50, except heavy items such as coin rolls, books, accessories and large quantities of coins and banknotes which will be charged at current Australia Post charges. We will advise you of these costs before shipping.
Overseas shipping charges as follows; orders up to 1kg;
- South Pacific Zone 1 - $25.00
- Asia Zone 2 - $28.00
- Taiwan - $95.00
- North & South America Zone 3 - $30.00
- Europe Zone 4 - $35.00
Orders over 1 kilogram, please contact us for shipping and insurance charges.