2 Shillings - Elizabeth II

Features

Country Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1964)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1954
Value 2 Shillings (0.1)
Currency Pound (1932-1955)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.52 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 06-01-1965
Number N# 20966
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 30,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 29
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Bust of Queen Elizabeth facing right, writing all around

Lettering:
+ QUEEN·ELIZABETH·THE·SECOND
M.G.

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

Sable Antelope (Hippotragus niger - Bovidae)facing left, denomination below, name towards top

Lettering:
SOUTHERN RHODESIA
1954
KG
·TWO SHILLINGS·

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Reeded

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1954  300 000 97%
1954  20 5% Proof

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