3 Pence - Elizabeth II 1st Portrait; with "F:D:"

3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:") - obverse3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:") - reverse

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Features

Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1955-1964
Value 3 Pence (1⁄80)
Currency Pound (1788-1966)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 1.41 g
Diameter 16 mm
Thickness 0.95 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
1560
References KM# 57
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.

Obverse

1st portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing a laurel

Script: Latin

Lettering: +ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRATIA·REGINA·F:D:

Translation: Elizabeth II by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith

Designer: Mary Gillick

Reverse

Three wheat stalks divide date, ribbon below ties stalks. Lettering above and below

Script: Latin

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
19 63
K G
THREE PENCE

Designer: George Kruger Gray

Edge

Smooth

3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:") -  obverse

Mint

Royal Mint, Melbourne, Australia (1872-1969)

Comments

The 3 wheat stalks and ribbon Design on this pre-decimal coin was re-used on the 2012 Wheatsheafe Dollar coin.

The Queen Elizabeth II series of pre-decimal coins have been issued in Sherwood Sets of all six denominations.
This particular set contains all of the 1962 issues.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1955  27 088 000 $ 1.00 $ 1.40 $ 1.80 $ 1.80 $ 12 28% Circulation
1955  1 040 0.3% Proof
1956  14 088 000 $ 1.60 $ 1.60 $ 1.60 $ 1.60 17% Circulation
1956  1 500 0.4% Proof
1957  26 704 000 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 1.70 $ 1.80 $ 9.10 26% Circulation
1957  Photo 1 256 0.3% Proof
1958  11 248 000 $ 0.89 $ 1.50 $ 1.60 $ 2.80 16% Circulation
1958  1 506 0.3% Proof
1959  19 888 000 $ 0.58 $ 1.10 $ 1.50 $ 1.50 $ 4.30 22% Circulation
1959  1 506 0.4% Proof
1960  19 600 000 $ 0.58 $ 1.50 $ 1.50 $ 1.60 $ 1.90 23% Circulation
1960  1 509 0.3% Proof
1961  33 840 000 $ 0.81 $ 0.81 $ 1.30 $ 1.60 $ 1.60 $ 3.20 27% Circulation
1961  Photo 1 506 0.3% Proof
1962  15 968 000 $ 1.50 $ 1.70 $ 1.70 $ 2.00 $ 3.20 16% Circulation
1962  Photo 2 016 0.3% Proof
1963  44 016 000 $ 0.85 $ 1.40 $ 1.40 $ 2.00 $ 2.20 30% Circulation
1963  Photo 5 042 0.5% Proof
1964  20 320 000 $ 0.96 $ 1.50 $ 1.90 $ 1.90 $ 3.40 17% Circulation
1964  0.08% Twelve Coin Set; Hendo

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232001
Lot 61215
Internet Archive
Nov 30, 1 BC 1957 – Proof UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")
Heritage Auctions
Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction 231914
Lot 61166
Internet Archive
Apr 4, 2019 1961 – Proof UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")
Heritage Auctions
2019 December 5 - 6 HKINF World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong 3077
Lot 39001
Internet Archive
Dec 5, 2019 1962 – Proof UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231937
Lot 62256
Internet Archive
Sep 12, 2019 1962 – Proof UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231936
Lot 61170
Internet Archive
Sep 5, 2019 1962 – Proof UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Select Auction 232140
Lot 61382
Internet Archive
Oct 6, 2021 1963 – Proof UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231939
Lot 64241
Internet Archive
Sep 26, 2019 1963 – Proof UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231938
Lot 63236
Internet Archive
Sep 19, 2019 1963 – Proof UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231938
Lot 63237
Internet Archive
Sep 19, 2019 1963 – Proof UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait; with "F:D:")
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231937
Lot 62255
Internet Archive
Sep 12, 2019 1963 – Proof UNC
The lot includes several items.
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