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2 Shillings - Elizabeth II 1st portrait; no 'BRITT:OMN'

2 Shillings - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; no 'BRITT:OMN') -  obverse 2 Shillings - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; no 'BRITT:OMN') -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1954-1970
Value 2 Shillings = 1 Florin (0.1 LSD)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.5 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 06-30-1993
References KM# 906, Sp# 4146
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Young laureate bust 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

Central Tudor rose surrounded by thistles, shamrocks and leeks, legend above, denomination and date below.

Lettering:
FID: DEF:
TWO SHILLINGS 1965
E·F C·T

Translation: Defender of the Faith (Fidei Defensatrix)

Engraver: 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

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 4/11 troy ounce (174.5 grains). Under the Coinage Act of 1946, the composition changed from .500 silver to .750 copper/.250 nickel but the weight remained unchanged.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1954  13,085,400 0.35 1.43
1954  Proof
1955  25,887,200 0.26 0.30 1.03 1.06
1955  Proof
1956  47,824,500 0.64 0.67 0.65 0.65
1956  Proof
1957  33,071,200 0.49 0.32 1.02 1.02
1957  Proof
1958  9,564,500 0.50 1.23 2.28
1958  Proof
1959  14,080,300 0.33 1.08 11.57
1959  Proof
1960  13,831,700 0.78 1.20
1960  Proof
1961  37,735,300 0.25 0.81 2.35
1961  Proof
1962  35,147,900 0.46 1.04 1.12
1962  Proof
1963  26,471,000 0.29 0.67 1.02
1963  Proof
1964  16,539,000 0.54 0.78 1.08
1965  48,163,000 0.50 0.63 0.74 1.00
1966  83,999,000 0.27 0.57 1.14 1.43 0.87
1967  39,718,000 1.21 0.74 0.95 1.49
1970  750,000 5.13 Proof only

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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