6 Pence - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

6 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse 6 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Country Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Queen Elizabeth II (1953-1964)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1955-1963
Value 6 Pence = 1/2 Shilling (1/40)
Currency Pound (1955-1964)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.8 g
Diameter 19.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 06-01-1965
References KM# 4,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 35
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)


Young laureate bust of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, legend around


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.


Leopard facing left standing on rock, legend above, date and denomination below


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.



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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1955  400,000
1955  10 Proof
1956  800,000 1.85
1956  Proof
1957  4,000,000 2.79 4.47
1957  Proof
1962  2,800,000 4.72
1962  Proof
1963  800,000
1963  Proof

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