5 Shillings - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

5 Shillings - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse5 Shillings - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country South Africa
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1961)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1953-1959
Value 5 Shillings = 1 Crown = 1/4 Pound (1/4)
Currency Pound (1825-1961)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3.06 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 03-31-1961
Number N# 11621
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 52,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Hern# S318-324
Brian Hern, John Bothma, Hercie Peterse; 2017. Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns 2017/18 (9th edition). Gary Levitan, Ferndale, South Africa.

Obverse

Young laureate portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II REGINA
M.G.

Translation:
Elizabeth II Queen
M.G.

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

A springbok facing right with bilingual Afrikaans-English legend and the denomination below

Lettering:
SUID-AFRIKA · 1953 · SOUTH AFRICA
CLS
5s

Translation:
South Africa · 1953 · South Africa
CLS
5 Shillings

Engraver: Coert Laurens Steynberg

Edge

Reeded

Mint

South African Mint, Centurion, South Africa (1988-date)

Comments

0.4546 oz ASW

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1953  250 000 10.89 13.22 15.52 17.18 19.76 42% Hern#S318
1953  5 000 1.3% Hern#S318; Proof
1953  8 000 76.12 1.7% Hern#S318; Prooflike
1953  0.19% Matte Proof
1954  10 000 10.75 21.28 8% Hern#S319
1954  3 150 58.95 0.8% Hern#S319; Proof
1954  3 890 0.8% Hern#S319; Prooflike
1955  40 000 14.71 12% Hern#S320
1955  2 850 0.6% Hern#S320; Proof
1955  2 230 0.4% Hern#S320; Prooflike
1956  100 000 12.92 19.11 18.49 18% Hern#S321
1956  1 700 1.0% Hern#S321; Proof
1956  2 200 0.4% Hern#S321; Prooflike
1957  154 000 13.77 15.64 17.39 23.57 23% Hern#S322
1957  1 130 0.19% Hern#S322; Proof
1957  1 600 0.6% Hern#S322; Prooflike
1958  233 000 15.98 16.32 22.61 18.06 43% Hern#S323
1958  985 0% Hern#S323; Proof
1958  1 500 1.1% Hern#S323; Prooflike
1959  2 989 3% Hern#S324
1959  950 1.0% Hern#S324; Proof
1959  2 200 385.60 1.1% Hern#S324; Prooflike

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