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

1 Penny - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; with "F:D:") -  obverse 1 Penny - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; with "F:D:") -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Common coin
Years 1955-1964
Value 1 Penny = 1/12 Shilling = 1/240 Pound (1/240)
Metal Bronze
Weight 9.45 g
Diameter 30.8 mm
Thickness 1.71 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 56, Schön# 44
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

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

Engraver: 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 Edward Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Smooth

Comments

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

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1955  1,200 Melbourne Mint; Proof
1955  301 Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1955  6,336,000 Melbourne Mint
1955  11,110,000 Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1956  1,500 Melbourne Mint; Proof
1956  417 Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1956  13,872,000 Melbourne Mint
1956  12,121,000 Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1957  1,112 Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1957  15,878,000 Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1958  10,012,000 Melbourne Mint
1958  1,506 Melbourne Mint; Proof
1958  1,028 Perth Mint ; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1958  14,428,000 Perth Mint ; One dot after "PENNY"
1959  1,617,000 Melbourne Mint
1959  1,030 Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1959  1,506 Melbourne Mint; Proof
1959  14,428,000 Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1960  1,030 Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1960  20,515,000 Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1961  1,040 Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1961  30,607,000 Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1962  1,064 Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1962  34,861,000 Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1963  1,100 Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1963  10,258,000 Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1964  Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1964  49,130,000 Melbourne Mint
1964  54,590,000 Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"

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