Elizabeth II (1952-date)
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||1/2 Penny = 1/24 Shilling (1/480)|
|Currency||Pound sterling (1158-1970)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Young laureate bust of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, legend around.
NOTE: without 'BRITT:OMN'
Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith
Three-masted ship (Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind) sailing left, denomination above, date below
The standard weight of these pieces was 80 to the pound avoirdupois (1/5 ounce or 87½ grains).
We are indebted to Declan Magee Coins and Numista member Sjoelund for their kind permission to reproduce the images below which list some of the varieties for this series.
In 1954 there were two reverse varieties:
1954 - Reverse A - L of HALF at a bead, smaller teeth
1954 - Reverse B - L of HALF between beads, longer teeth
In 1956 there were four obverse/reverse varieties:
1956 - Obverse 3 / Reverse C - D of DEI between beads, I of DEI nearly at a bead, L of HALF between beads
1956 - Obverse 3 / Reverse D - D of DEI between beads, I of DEI nearly at a bead, L of HALF at a bead
1956 - Obverse 4 / Reverse C - D of DEI at a bead, I of DEI between beads, L of HALF between beads
1956 - Obverse 4 / Reverse D - D of DEI at a bead, I of DEI between beads, L of HALF at a bead
In 1957 there were two reverse varieties:
On the left - Calm Sea
On the right - Normal (rough) Sea
In 1958 there were three reverse varieties:
1958 - Reverse E - 18.75 mm from mainmast to base of sea
1958 - Reverse F - 19.00 mm from mainmast to base of sea
1958 - Reverse G - 19.00 mm from mainmast to base of sea, shorter border teeth
In 1967 there were two rim varieties:
1967 - Obverse 3 - Normal (narrow) rim, I of GRATIA directly at a tooth
1967 - Obverse 4 - Wide rim, I of GRATIA slightly to the left of a tooth
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|1956||21,799,200||0.07||0.12||0.43||0.56||1.22||17%||Obv 3 / Rev C|
|1956||0.5%||Obv 3 / Rev D|
|1956||0.3%||Obv 4 / Rev D|
|1965||0.3%||Proof (reported not confirmed)|
|1966||0.5%||Proof (reported not confirmed)|
|1967||146,490,400||1.34||0.28||0.33||0.50||0.55||0.72||0.88||44%||Obv 3 - Normal rim|
|1967||0.12||0.21||1.81||4%||Obv 4 - Wide rim|
|1967||0.6%||Proof (reported not confirmed)|
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