1 Penny - Elizabeth II 1st portrait; without "F:D:"


Country Australia
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1953
Value 1 Penny (1/240)
Currency Pound (1910-1966)
Composition Bronze
Weight 9.45 g
Diameter 30.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 50,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 37
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)


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


Translation: Elizabeth II 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.



Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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


No extra dots = Melbourne Mint
One dot after "PENNY' = Perth Mint
One dot after "AUSTRALIA" = Perth Mint

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1953  6,936,000 1.10 71% Melbourne Mint; Full-serif 5
1953  5% Melbourne Mint; Half-serif 5
1953  0.4% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1953  6,203,000 1.04 41% Perth Mint; One dot after "AUSTRALIA"
1953  16 1.1% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof

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