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50 Cents - Elizabeth II

50 Cents - Elizabeth II -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II -  reverse

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Features

Country East Africa
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1963)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1954-1963
Value 50 Cents (0.50)
Currency Shilling (1921-1967)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.56 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 36,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 40
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Crowned portrait of Queen Elizabeth II right, legend around.

Lettering:
QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND
CT

Engraver: Cecil Thomas

Cecil Walter Thomas, OBE, FRBS, was a British sculptor and medallist. As a sculptor, he created many private memorials for display in churches and cemeteries and as a medallist was regularly commissioned by the Royal Mint.

Reverse

A lion right. mountain background. Usually mintmark under lion in the center of grass line.Value under lion.Central image surrounded by English legend

Lettering:
EAST AFRICA
50
FIFTY CENTS 1954 HALF SHILLING

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The KHN mint marks exist because the master dies were produced with both the KN and H mint marks for use at either mint. Each mint was required to remove the other's mint mark before striking, but this was not always meticulously done. When one or the other mint mark was not fully removed a trace would remain creating the appearance of an H flanked by clear K and N, in the field below the lion.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1954  3,720,000 0.78 1.53 29%
1954  0.4% Proof
1955 H 1,600,000 2.02 10% Heaton Mint
1955 H 0.9% Heaton Mint; Proof
1955 KHN 3%
1955 KN 2% Kings Norton mint
1956 H 2,000,000 0.88 15% Heaton Mint
1956 H 0.6% Heaton Mint; Proof
1956 KHN 3%
1956 KN 2,000,000 7% Kings Norton mint
1958 H 2,600,000 0.44 14% Heaton Mint
1958 KHN 0.11%
1960  4,000,000 2.11 2.11 2.62 21%
1962 KN 4,000,000 1.45 19% Kings Norton mint
1963  6,000,000 1.67 3.14 23%

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