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-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
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 1560
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 57
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 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

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
19 63
K G
THREE PENCE

Designer: George Kruger Gray

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

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.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1955  27 088 000 $ 1.02 $ 1.28 $ 1.80 $ 2.83 27% Circulation
1955  1 040 0.2% Proof
1956  14 088 000 $ 1.86 $ 1.97 $ 1.91 17% Circulation
1956  1 500 0.5% Proof
1957  26 704 000 $ 0.90 $ 1.30 $ 1.94 $ 1.05 24% Circulation
1957  1 256 0.3% Proof
1958  11 248 000 $ 0.97 $ 1.34 $ 1.75 15% Circulation
1958  1 506 0.3% Proof
1959  19 888 000 $ 0.90 $ 1.16 $ 1.42 $ 2.35 $ 4.77 22% Circulation
1959  1 506 0.5% Proof
1960  19 600 000 $ 0.50 $ 1.30 $ 1.51 $ 0.75 $ 4.18 22% Circulation
1960  1 509 0.4% Proof
1961  33 840 000 $ 0.95 $ 1.60 $ 1.43 $ 1.51 $ 3.49 25% Circulation
1961  1 506 0.4% Proof
1962  15 968 000 $ 1.51 $ 1.43 $ 1.77 $ 3.48 16% Circulation
1962  2 016 0.4% Proof
1963  44 016 000 $ 1.51 $ 1.68 $ 1.33 $ 1.42 $ 2.33 29% Circulation
1963  5 042 0.6% Proof
1964  20 320 000 $ 1.34 $ 2.76 $ 1.04 $ 3.64 16% Circulation

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