1 Shilling - Elizabeth II 1st Portrait - with "F:D:"

Features

Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1955-1963
Value 1 Shilling (1/20)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 9088
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 59,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Schön# 47
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

1st portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing a laurel.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
+ELIZABETH·II·DEI·GRATIA·REGINA·F:D:
M · G ·

Translation:
ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FIDEI DEFENSATRIX
Elizabeth II by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith
M · G ·

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

Ram's head left above value and date.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
KG
SHILLING·1956

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Reeded

1 Shilling - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait - with "F:D:") -  obverse

© original free for any use

Mint

Royal Mint, Melbourne, Australia (1872-1969)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1955  7 492 000 $ 2.16 $ 2.16 $ 3.65 17% Circulation
1955  1 200 0.18% Proof
1956  6 064 000 $ 3.22 $ 3.22 $ 41 15% Circulation
1956  1 500 0.4% Proof
1957  12 668 000 $ 2.10 $ 2.67 $ 2.91 $ 3.17 $ 3.51 $ 5.38 22% Circulation
1957  1 256 0.18% Proof
1958  7 412 000 $ 2.42 $ 2.80 $ 2.80 $ 3.76 $ 7.12 17% Circulation
1958  1 506 0.2% Proof
1959  10 876 000 $ 1.69 $ 2.51 $ 3.31 $ 6.08 $ 13 21% Circulation
1959  1 506 0.4% Proof
1960  14 512 000 $ 1.95 $ 2.00 $ 2.64 $ 4.66 $ 7.88 27% Circulation
1960  1 509 0.3% Proof
1961  31 864 000 $ 2.50 $ 2.84 $ 2.84 $ 3.26 $ 6.96 40% Circulation
1961  1 506 0.3% Proof
1962  6 592 000 $ 2.95 $ 3.26 $ 3.36 $ 5.60 13% Circulation
1962  2 016 0.4% Proof
1963  10 072 000 $ 2.00 $ 2.11 $ 4.22 $ 4.22 $ 7.98 19% Circulation
1963  5 042 $ 47 0.7% Proof

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Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait - with "F:D:")Picture 1 of a sold 1 Shilling - Elizabeth II (1st Portrait - with "F:D:")
Heritage Auctions
Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction 231916
Lot 63154
Internet Archive
Apr 18, 2019 1958 – Proof UNC
(NGC PR67)
USD 180.00
(incl. buyer's premium)

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