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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

Young laureate bust of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, legend around

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

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

Translation: Defender of the Faith (Fidei Defensatrix)

Engraver: William Maving 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 G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1954  26,771,735 0.38 0.55 1.01
1954  2 Matte Proof
1954  Proof
1955  27,950,906 0.40 0.49
1955  Proof
1956  42,853,637 0.68 0.57 0.75
1956  Proof
1957  17,959,988 1.71 0.52
1957  Proof
1958  40,822,557 0.45 0.50 1.03
1958  Proof
1959  1,012,988 key date
1959  Proof
1960  14,376,932 0.46 0.26 0.52 1.10
1960  Proof
1961  2,762,558 0.41 (fr) rare
1961  Proof
1962  18,967,310 0.52 0.72
1962  Proof
1963  32,300,000 0.77 0.38 0.75
1963  Proof
1964  5,239,100 1.10 0.68
1964  Proof (reported not confirmed)
1965  2,774,000 2.54
1965  Proof (reported not confirmed)
1966  15,607,000 0.79 0.78 1.02 1.06
1966  Proof (reported not confirmed)
1970  750,476 6.58 Proof

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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