5 Shillings - Elizabeth II Coronation

5 Shillings - Elizabeth II (Coronation) -  obverse5 Shillings - Elizabeth II (Coronation) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1953
Value 5 Shillings = 1 Crown (1/4)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 5749
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 894,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Sp# 4136
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

Obverse

A portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II mounted on her horse Winston, dressed in her uniform as Colonel-in-Chief of the Grenadier Guards and as worn by Her Majesty during the ceremony of Trooping the Colour.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRATIA·BRITT OMN·REGINA·FIDEI·DEFENSOR
EIIR EIIR
GL
FIVE SHILLINGS

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen of all the Britains Defender of the Faith

Engraver: Gilbert Ledward

Gilbert Ledward RA, was an English sculptor. He won the British Prix de Rome for sculpture in 1913, and in World War I served in the Royal Garrison Artillery and later as a war artist.

Reverse

The four quarterings of the Royal Arms each contained in a shield and arranged in saltire with, in the intervening spaces, a rose, a thistle, a sprig of shamrock and a leek; in the centre the Crown and in the base the date.

Lettering:
19 53
EF CT

Engravers: Edgar Fuller, 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.

Edge

Plain with incuse lettering

Lettering: FAITH AND TRUTH I WILL BEAR UNTO YOU +

5 Shillings - Elizabeth II (Coronation) -  obverse

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Comments

Issued to commemorate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the coin was also included in the 10-coin boxed proof set.


The standard weight of these coins was 10/11 troy ounce (436.4 grains). Under the Coinage Act of 1946, the crown composition changed from .500 silver to .750 copper/.250 nickel, but the weight remained unchanged.

This coin was not included in demonetization legislation when decimalization was introduced in 1971. It has been confirmed by the Royal Mint that the coin remains legal tender, having been remonetized with a value of 25 pence.

Obverse die varieties:

Obv 1 I of GRATIA points at large border bead;
Obv 2 I of GRATIA points at smaller border bead;

Image above is reproduced with kind permission of
Numista member Sjoelund and Declan Magee Coins

The reverse design was reused in 1960 to celebrate the British Exhibition in New York and again in 2014 to celebrate the first birthday of Prince George of Cambridge.

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1953  5 962 600 $ 3.76 $ 9.33 $ 3.39 $ 3.94 $ 5.08 $ 4.61 $ 5.55 98%
1953  30 0.7% Frosted VIP Proof
1953  2 0.5% Matte Proof
1953  40 000 $ 29 3% Proof

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