1 Penny - Elizabeth II 1st Portrait; with "F:D:"

1 Penny - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:") -  obverse1 Penny - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:") -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1955-1964
Value 1 Penny = 1/12 Shilling = 1/240 Pound (1/240)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Bronze
Weight 9.45 g
Diameter 30.8 mm
Thickness 1.71 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 1001
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 56,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 44
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

1st portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing a laurel

Lettering: + ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRATIA·REGINA·F:D:

Translation: Elizabeth II by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith

Designer: Mary Gillick

Mary Gillick was a sculptor best known for her effigy of Elizabeth II used on coinage in the United Kingdom and elsewhere from 1953 to 1970.

Reverse

Kangaroo above date and value.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
KG
1956
PENNY.

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Designer: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Smooth

Mints

Perth Mint, Australia
Royal Mint, Melbourne, Australia (1872-1969)

Comments

No extra dots = Melbourne Mint
One dot after "PENNY' = Perth Mint

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1955  6 336 000 0.83 1.21 3.33 12% Melbourne Mint
1955  1 200 0.18% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1955  11 110 000 0.13 1.33 2.38 11% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1955  301 0.6% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1956  13 872 000 1.04 0.87 2.67 3.41 15% Melbourne Mint
1956  1 500 0.18% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1956  12 121 000 1.19 1.99 11% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1956  417 0.18% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1957  15 878 000 0.71 1.18 1.79 16% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1957  1 112 0.2% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1958  10 012 000 0.73 1.19 1.79 1.79 13% Melbourne Mint
1958  1 506 0.2% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1958  14 428 000 0.23 0.60 1.86 13% Perth Mint ; One dot after "PENNY"
1958  1 028 0.18% Perth Mint ; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1959  1 617 000 3.57 7.55 6% Melbourne Mint
1959  1 506 0.2% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1959  14 428 000 0.83 0.77 11% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1959  1 030 0.3% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1960  20 515 000 0.68 0.64 0.60 1.79 17% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1960  1 030 0.3% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1961  30 607 000 0.24 1.04 1.19 22% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1961  1 040 0.4% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1962  34 861 000 0.83 0.76 0.92 23% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1962  1 064 0.3% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1963  10 258 000 0.74 0.60 0.95 1.27 11.30 21% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1963  1 100 0.3% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1964  49 130 000 0.52 0.74 0.71 1.19 5.37 2.93 29% Melbourne Mint
1964  54 590 000 0.67 0.71 1.33 1.19 2.26 26% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1964  0.4% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof

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