2 Shillings - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

2 Shillings - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse2 Shillings - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer South Africa
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1961)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1953-1960
Value 2 Shillings = ⅒ Pound (0.1)
Currency Pound (1825-1961)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.7 mm
Thickness 2.32 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31 March 1961
Number N# 14731
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 50,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Hern# S266-273
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

Queen Elizabeth II young laureate head right

Script: Latin

Lettering: ELIZABETH II REGINA

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

Quartered shield below date, legend around, denomination below

Script: Latin

Lettering:
SUID-AFRIKA · 1954 · SOUTH AFRICA
K G
2s

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Pretoria, South Africa (1890-1902; 1923-1992)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1953  3 274 000 $ 4.57 $ 23 20% Hern#S266
1953  5 000 1.5% Hern#S266; Proof
1954  5 866 000 $ 4.48 $ 4.48 $ 4.48 $ 4.48 36% Hern#S267
1954  3 150 1.3% Hern#S267; Proof
1955  3 745 000 $ 4.24 $ 4.28 24% Hern#S268
1955  2 850 1.3% Hern#S268; Proof
1956  2 549 000 $ 2.00 $ 5.70 15% Hern#S269
1956  1 700 1.1% Hern#S269; Proof
1957  2 507 000 $ 4.07 $ 5.02 18% Hern#S270
1957  1 130 0.5% Hern#S270; Proof
1958  2 821 000 $ 4.24 21% Hern#S271
1958  985 0.5% Hern#S271; Proof
1959  1 219 000 $ 4.22 $ 11 10% Hern#S272
1959  900 0.4% Hern#S272; Proof
1960  1 951 000 $ 5.02 $ 10 18% Hern#S273
1960  3 360 1.2% Hern#S273; Proof

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
A Special Selection of World Coins Monthly Internet Auction 271912
Lot 36818
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2019 1956 – Hern#S269 UNC
(NGC MS64)
USD 55.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
A Special Selection of World Coins Monthly Internet Auction 271912
Lot 36819
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2019 1959 – Hern#S272 UNC
(NGC MS63)
USD 25.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)Picture 1 of a sold 2 Shillings - Elizabeth II (1st portrait)
Heritage Auctions
A Special Selection of World Coins Monthly Internet Auction 271912
Lot 36820
Internet Archive
Mar 24, 2019 1960 – Hern#S273 UNC
(NGC MS65)
USD 55.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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