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1 Shilling - Elizabeth II Scottish shield; no "BRITT:OMN"

1 Shilling - Elizabeth II (Scottish shield; no "BRITT:OMN") -  obverse 1 Shilling - Elizabeth II (Scottish shield; no "BRITT:OMN") -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Common coin
Years 1954-1970
Value 1 Shilling (1/20 LSD)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 23.5 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31-12-1990
References KM# 905, Sp# 4148
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Laureate bust facing right

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

Crowned Scottish shield divides date, legend above, denomination below

Lettering:
FID DEF
19 64
W G
ONE SHILLING

Engraver: William Gardner

William Maving Gardner (25 May 1914 in Newcastle – 28 December 2000) was an English coin designer, engraver, calligrapher and writer who worked regularly for the Royal Mint over a 30-year period. He is notable for designing coins such as the British 20 Pence Coin and some of the coins of Cyprus, New Zealand, Jordan, Guyana, Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka and the Falkland Islands.

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC
1954  26,771,735
1954  2 Matte Proof
1954  Proof
1955  27,950,906
1955  Proof
1956  42,853,637
1956  Proof
1957  17,959,988
1957  Proof
1958  40,822,557
1958  Proof
1959  Proof
1959  1,012,988 rare
1960  14,376,932
1960  Proof
1961  Proof
1961  2,762,558 rare
1962  18,967,310
1962  Proof
1963  32,300,000
1963  Proof
1964  5,239,100
1964  Proof (reported not confirmed)
1965  2,774,000
1965  Proof (reported not confirmed)
1966  15,607,000
1966  Proof (reported not confirmed)
1970  750,476 Proof only

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