The Melbourne Mint's proud coining history began in 1872 when it commenced striking gold sovereigns and half sovereigns.
Then in 1916, the Melbourne Mint took up the mantle and began striking the Commonwealth of Australia’s silver coins. Three years later the mint began issuing Australia’s coppers.
The Melbourne Mint followed the traditions of the Royal Mint London, in striking a handful of proofs of those coins it was striking for circulation.
The harsh reality for collectors in this era was that, with very few exceptions, proofs minted in the George V era were NOT struck for the collector market.
Whatever the end destination of the Melbourne Mint proofs - archives, institutions or public exhibitions - the situation demanded the highest quality minting skills. And only a handful of proofs were ever struck.
In the striking of this Proof 1927 Shilling, the Melbourne Mint's intention was to create a single masterpiece.
And there is not a doubt in our minds that the mint's ambitions were fulfilled.
To create this numismatic gem:
This is a unique opportunity to acquire an important piece of Australia’s minting history.