Melbourne Museum Displays Rare System Mint 1887 £5 Proof

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To mark the recent sale in the US of one of only three known specimens of a Sydney Mint Proof £5, the Melbourne Museum have put their example on display. The coin sold by Heritage Auctions for US$660,000 ($AU867,000) is the second highest price ever paid for an Australian coin, after the 1930 Proof Australian Penny which sold for $1.15 million in 2019. More details on the Museum’s display can be found here.