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

Features

Country 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
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 59,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 47
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

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

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

Translation: Elizabeth II by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith

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

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 3.00 1.89 16% Circulation
1955  1,200 0.2% Proof
1956  6,064,000 3.52 3.25 14% Circulation
1956  1,500 0.4% Proof
1957  12,668,000 3.19 3.50 3.64 23% Circulation
1957  1,256 0.3% Proof
1958  7,412,000 2.78 3.25 1.37 13.60 16% Circulation
1958  1,506 0.3% Proof
1959  10,876,000 1.52 2.65 3.80 4.89 21% Circulation
1959  1,506 0.4% Proof
1960  14,512,000 2.32 2.29 2.43 5.11 9.06 26% Circulation
1960  1,509 0.4% Proof
1961  31,864,000 2.88 3.34 2.63 3.27 3.96 39% Circulation
1961  1,506 0.4% Proof
1962  6,592,000 2.91 4.86 6.29 5.10 12% Circulation
1962  2,016 0.4% Proof
1963  10,072,000 2.43 5.12 4.42 9.19 19% Circulation
1963  5,042 51.56 0.7% Proof

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