1979 Australia Proof Set - With Proof 'DOUBLE BARS' 50 cent coin Variety #1
With only 36,006 minted, the 1979 Proof set is an excellent, and scarce addition to your collection.
Not only is this a Low mintage set, but the 50 cent coin also features the "Double Bars"!
A part of the reeding design behind the Emu's head was thought to cause weakness within the dies and create fractures. On most years the offending part of the design is removed. It would seem that the Coat of Arms 50c master punch still has the bars and the offending part of the design must be removed before finishing dies.
PROOF DOUBLE BARS! Need I say more.
Includes original foam outer box, and certificate of authenticity.