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

3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; with 3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; with

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1955-1964
Value 3 Pence (1/80)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 1.41 g
Diameter 16 mm
Thickness 0.95 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 57
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

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

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

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

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
19 63
K G
THREE PENCE

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Smooth

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.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1955  27,088,000 1.04 1.30 1.65 27% Circulation
1955  1,040 0.19% Proof
1956  14,088,000 1.62 1.98 2.26 16% Circulation
1956  1,500 0.4% Proof
1957  26,704,000 3.40 1.20 2.01 23% Circulation
1957  1,256 0.3% Proof
1958  11,248,000 0.99 1.61 2.01 14% Circulation
1958  1,506 0.4% Proof
1959  19,888,000 0.64 1.32 1.94 1.54 4.84 21% Circulation
1959  1,506 0.5% Proof
1960  19,600,000 0.40 1.32 1.77 0.59 21% Circulation
1960  1,509 0.4% Proof
1961  33,840,000 0.97 1.49 1.50 1.54 3.92 25% Circulation
1961  1,506 0.4% Proof
1962  15,968,000 1.49 1.65 1.79 15% Circulation
1962  2,016 0.4% Proof
1963  44,016,000 1.54 1.49 1.26 0.59 2.36 28% Circulation
1963  5,042 0.6% Proof
1964  20,320,000 1.36 2.15 2.66 15% Circulation

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