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 ↑↑
References KM# 56,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 44
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

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

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 0.85 1.30 3.40 11% Melbourne Mint
1955  1,200 0.19% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1955  11,110,000 0.74 1.36 2.43 11% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1955  301 0.6% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1956  13,872,000 1.06 0.86 2.72 3.47 15% Melbourne Mint
1956  1,500 0.19% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1956  12,121,000 1.21 1.82 10% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1956  417 0.2% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1957  15,878,000 0.73 1.20 1.82 16% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1957  1,112 0.2% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1958  10,012,000 0.74 1.13 1.82 1.82 12% Melbourne Mint
1958  1,506 0.19% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1958  14,428,000 0.49 0.78 1.89 13% Perth Mint ; One dot after "PENNY"
1958  1,028 0.19% Perth Mint ; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1959  1,617,000 4.02 7.70 5% Melbourne Mint
1959  1,506 0.2% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1959  14,428,000 0.85 0.79 11% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1959  1,030 0.3% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1960  20,515,000 0.67 0.66 0.92 2.63 17% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1960  1,030 0.3% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1961  30,607,000 0.23 1.21 1.21 22% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1961  1,040 0.5% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1962  34,861,000 0.22 0.85 0.78 1.21 23% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1962  1,064 0.3% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1963  10,258,000 0.73 0.61 0.97 1.21 21% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1963  1,100 0.3% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof
1964  49,130,000 0.53 1.14 0.73 1.10 5.48 3.23 29% Melbourne Mint
1964  54,590,000 0.68 0.78 1.36 2.15 25% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"
1964  0.5% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof

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