|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||6 Pence = 1/2 Shilling (1/40)|
|Currency||Pound sterling (1158-1970)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Young laureate portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, legend around.
Note: no 'BRITT:OMN'
Lettering: ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRATIA·REGINA +
Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen
Tudor rose, shamrock, thistle and leek aligned in a cross, legend above, denomination and date below.
Translation: Defender of the Faith
The original weight of these coins was 1/11 troy ounce (43.6 grains). Under the Coinage Act of 1946, the composition changed from .500 silver to .750 copper/.250 nickel but the weight remained at 43.6 grains.
1955 reverse die varieties:
Rev B F of FID at a bead, D of FID at a bead, I of FID at a bead, I of SIX between beads;
Rev C F of FID between beads, D of FID between beads, I of FID between beads, I of SIX to right of bead;
1964 'double-struck' variety:
1964-65 obverse die varieties:
Obv 3 2nd A of GRATIA between beads, I of REGINA between beads, 92 large beads close to rim, no incuse eyebrow line;
Obv 4 2nd A of GRATIA at a bead, I of REGINA to a bead, 95 small beads further from rim, incue line for eyebrow;
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Numista member Sjoelund and Declan Magee Coins
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|1964||0.2%||Proof; reported not confirmed|
|1965||0.2%||Proof; reported not confirmed|
|1966||0.4%||Proof; reported not confirmed|
|1967||0.6%||Proof; reported not confirmed|
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