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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
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
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 49,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 36
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

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

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

Translation: Elizabeth II by the Grace of God, Queen

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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1953  23,967,000 0.19 1.11 2.02 Perth Mint
1953  16 Perth Mint; Proof
1954  21,963,000 0.34 1.00 1.00 Perth Mint
1954  15 Perth Mint; With dot; Proof
1954  301 Perth Mint; Without dot; Proof
1955  9,343,000 0.55 1.40 Perth Mint

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