1938 King George VI Proof Set PCGS PR63-65 (6 Coins)

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1938 King George VI Proof Set PCGS PR63-65 (6 Coins)

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  • The George VI 1938 Proof Set is a truly great Australian rarity.
  • The Melbourne Mint issued approximately 70 sets.
  • Tiny number of complete sets in existence today – rarely offered.
  • Comprises halfpenny, penny, threepence, sixpence, shilling & florin.
  • Exceptional quality – set graded by PCGS from PR63 to PR65.


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Issued to celebrate Australia’s then new coin designs, the George VI 1938 Proof Set is unquestionably rare. The entire issue is believed to have comprised approximately 70 sets – but even that doesn’t tell the whole story!

Before the creation of an annual collector program in 1955, Proof coinage in Australia was struck for archival purposes. It was also created to share with public institutions, dignitaries and government officials. Only sporadically were Proof coins struck in Australia on a commercial basis, and, even then, it was nothing like the mass production of Proof Sets underpinning modern coin collecting.

Tiny number of complete sets exist today!

With just 70 sets issued, the Melbourne Mint’s 1938 Proof Set mintage is typical of the few pre-WWII ‘commercial’ Proof issues. And even though that mintage is tiny, the number of complete sets still in existence is far, far fewer than that. Apart from mishandling leaving many coins in less-than-perfect condition, a great number of sets have been broken up, with the coins sold individually.

Absolutely flawless quality…

As a result, the 1938 Proof Set is seldom seen as a complete 6-coin set in ‘as struck’ quality – as here. Officially graded by PCGS, this flawless set includes the halfpenny in PR63 Red & Brown, the penny in PR64 Red & Brown, the threepence in PR65, the sixpence in PR64, the shilling in PR64 and the florin in PR63.

A prestigious, historic opportunity…

We have rarely had the chance to offer this immensely important presentation as a complete set – particularly in this spellbinding state of preservation. Don’t miss this prestigious, historic opportunity. Click add to cart now!

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Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1938
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