3 Pence - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Queen Elizabeth II (1953-1964)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1955-1964
Value 3 Pence = 1/4 Shilling (1/80)
Currency Pound (1955-1964)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 1.4 g
Diameter 16.3 mm
Thickness 0.92 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 06-01-1965
References KM# 3,
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# 34
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Young laureate bust of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, legend 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

Flame Lily dividing date, legend above, denomination below

Lettering:
RHODESIA AND NYASALAND
19 57
P.V.
· THREE PENCE ·

Engraver: Paul Vincze

Paul Vincze (15 August 1907 in Galgagyörk, Hungary – 5 March 1994 in Grasse, France) was a Jewish-Hungarian designer of coins and medal, and sculptor.

Edge

Smooth

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1955  1,200,000 1.00 2.28 4.81 15%
1955  10 0.6% Proof
1956  3,200,000 1.20 2.74 21%
1956  0.5% Proof
1957  6,000,000 2.41 1.20 0.83 3.36 42%
1957  0.5% Proof
1962  4,000,000 0.58 2.66 2.41 24%
1962  0.7% Proof
1963  2,000,000 1.44 1.80 18%
1963  0.7% Proof
1964  3,600,000 0.17 2.24 2.30 1.80 31%

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