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½ Penny - Elizabeth II 1st portrait; without "F:D:"

½ Penny - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without "F:D:") -  obverse½ Penny - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; without "F:D:") -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1953-1955
Value 1/2 Penny (1/480)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Bronze
Weight 5.67 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 49,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 36
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

1st portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing a laurel

Lettering: + ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRATIA·REGINA

Translation: Elizabeth II Queen by the Grace of God

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

Kangaroo leaping right

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
KG
1953
HALF PENNY

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Smooth

Mint

Perth Mint, Australia

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1953  23,967,000 5.20 0.18 1.18 2.12 4.74 60% Perth Mint
1953  16 0.5% Perth Mint; Proof
1954  21,963,000 0.27 1.10 1.08 4.75 50% Perth Mint
1954  15 1.1% Perth Mint; With dot; Proof
1954  301 0.5% Perth Mint; Without dot; Proof
1955  9,343,000 0.57 1.31 28% Perth Mint

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