1 Shilling - Elizabeth II 1st portrait


Issuer Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Queen Elizabeth II (1953-1964)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1955-1957
Value 1 Shilling = 12 Pence (1⁄20)
Currency Pound (1955-1964)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.7 g
Diameter 23.6 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1 June 1965
Number N# 15122
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 5,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 36
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.


Young laureate bust of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, legend around

Script: Latin


Engraver: Mary Gillick Read more on Wikipedia

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.


Standing image of sable antelope facing left, legend above, date and denomination below

Script: Latin


Engraver: Paul Vincze Read more on Wikipedia

Paul Vincze (15 August 1907 in Galgagyörk, Hungary – 5 March 1994 in Grasse, France) was a Jewish-Hungarian designer of coins and medal, and sculptor.




Royal Mint (Tower Hill), London, United Kingdom (1810-1975)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1955  200 000 18%
1955  10 2% Proof
1956  1 700 000 $ 3.50 $ 9.40 48%
1956  0.4% Proof
1957  3 500 000 $ 6.40 $ 6.40 $ 6.80 $ 7.90 50%
1957  1.6% Proof

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