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


Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
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
Thickness 1.71 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 9345
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References KM# 50,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 37
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.


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


Translation: Elizabeth II by the Grace of God, Queen

Designer: 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.


Kangaroo leaping left


Designer: George Kruger Gray

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


Royal Mint, Melbourne, Australia (1872-1969)
. Perth Mint, Australia


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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1953  6 936 000 $ 0.59 $ 1.17 $ 2.34 71% Melbourne Mint; Full-serif 5
1953  5% Melbourne Mint; Half-serif 5
1953  0.17% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1953 . 6 203 000 $ 1.17 $ 3.42 $ 0.93 43% Perth Mint; One dot after "AUSTRALIA"
1953 . 16 0.7% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof

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