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1938 Crown Proof Near FDC

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Price: $47,500.00 Product Code: 15898
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The 1938 Crown Proof FDC is extraordinarily rare. Only the second example of this coin Downies has offered since the 1990s, this is your chance to own one of the few 1938 Crowns in existence.

Although the official mintage was 250, it has long been thought that the actual mintage was less than 20 - a state of affairs confirmed by a letter from one of Australia's most respected numismatists of the WWII era, David Raymond. In 1939, Raymond referred to a letter from the deputy master of the Melbourne Mint, where the official stated that a mere EIGHTEEN 1938 Crown Proofs were struck.


With so few in existence, it’s no surprise that this coin is so rarely seen on the market. Indeed, there have been perhaps as few as five or six offerings of the 1938 Crown Proof in the last 50 years. Downies Australian Coin Auctions has offered this key type only twice since 1963.

Featuring a light golden-grey toned patina, with underlying mint bloom and slight iridescence, this great Australian rarity is in near FDC.



With so few in existence, it’s no surprise that this coin is so rarely seen on the market. Indeed, there have been perhaps as few as five or six offerings of the 1938 Crown Proof in the last 50 years. Downies Australian Coin Auctions has offered this key type only twice since 1963.

Featuring a light golden-grey toned patina, with underlying mint bloom and slight iridescence, this great Australian rarity is in near FDC.

Product ID: 15898
$ 47500

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