This set is the first of an annual release of Australia's circulating coins struck in proof form by the Royal Australian Mint. The set consists of six coins :
Twenty Cents and the
Round Silver Fifty Cents.
A total of 18,110 proof sets were released, the six coins being housed, unsealed, in a blue, hinged lid presentation case.
1966 6 Coin Proof Set
Because the coins in the set were not sealed, storage in other than optimum conditions has resulted in a significant portion of 1966 proof sets containing toned coins, particularly the bronze 1 and 2 cent pieces and the round silver 50 cent coin. This toning normally significantly reduces the value of the set as shown in the above table
As an experiment, twelve 1966 proof sets were later sealed in a see-both-sides hard plastic case. See the separate entry for this set.
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