6 Pence - Elizabeth II 1st portrait; no 'BRITT:OMN'

6 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; no 'BRITT:OMN') -  obverse6 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; no 'BRITT:OMN') -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1954-1970
Value 6 Pence = 1/2 Shilling (1/40)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19.3 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 06-30-1980
Number N# 576
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 903,
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# 4149
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

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

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

Tudor rose, shamrock, thistle and leek aligned in a cross, legend above, denomination and date below.

Lettering:
FID· DEF·
E.F C.T
SIX PENCE·1967

Translation: Defender of the Faith

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

Reeded

6 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; no 'BRITT:OMN') -  obverse

Comments

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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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1954  105 241 100 $ 0.50 $ 0.37 $ 0.30 $ 0.47 $ 0.65 $ 3.63 30%
1954  0.2% Proof
1955  109 929 500 $ 0.13 $ 0.09 $ 0.44 $ 0.57 $ 0.68 $ 1.45 $ 2.67 29%
1955  0.3% Proof
1956  109 841 500 $ 0.08 $ 0.29 $ 0.24 $ 0.58 $ 1.21 29%
1956  0.3% Proof
1957  105 654 200 $ 0.20 $ 0.20 $ 0.29 $ 0.36 $ 0.86 $ 0.74 27%
1957  0.3% Proof
1958  123 518 500 $ 0.15 $ 0.12 $ 0.24 $ 0.36 $ 0.76 $ 2.14 29%
1958  0.2% Proof
1959  93 089 400 $ 0.14 $ 0.36 $ 0.35 $ 0.47 $ 0.69 $ 1.16 $ 0.36 26%
1959  0.14% Proof
1960  103 283 300 $ 0.13 $ 0.21 $ 0.29 $ 0.55 $ 0.70 $ 3.49 25%
1960  0.3% Proof
1961  115 052 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.23 $ 0.28 $ 0.33 $ 0.80 $ 1.29 26%
1961  0.19% Proof
1962  178 359 600 $ 0.14 $ 0.19 $ 0.26 $ 0.29 $ 0.70 $ 1.16 $ 1.16 31%
1962  0.2% Proof
1963  112 964 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.13 $ 0.24 $ 0.29 $ 0.76 $ 0.95 $ 0.79 26%
1963  0.2% Proof
1964  152 336 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.12 $ 0.36 $ 0.35 $ 0.74 $ 0.99 $ 1.29 30%
1964  0.19% Proof; reported not confirmed
1965  129 644 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.12 $ 0.26 $ 0.35 $ 0.64 $ 1.06 $ 1.20 26%
1965  0.2% Proof; reported not confirmed
1966  175 676 000 $ 0.18 $ 0.35 $ 0.30 $ 0.37 $ 0.58 $ 1.05 $ 1.16 31%
1966  0.4% Proof; reported not confirmed
1967  240 788 000 $ 0.20 $ 0.24 $ 0.30 $ 0.33 $ 0.58 $ 0.87 $ 1.28 35%
1967  0.6% Proof; reported not confirmed
1970  750 400 $ 7.72 5% Proof

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