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

Features

Country 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
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 50,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 37
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Kahnt, Helmut & Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Schön, Gerhard & Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Battenberg. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

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

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

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.

Reverse

Kangaroo leaping left

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA
KG
1953
PENNY

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Mints

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

Comments


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 0.37 1.18 2.36 71% Melbourne Mint; Full-serif 5
1953  5% Melbourne Mint; Half-serif 5
1953  0.19% Melbourne Mint; Proof
1953 . 6,203,000 1.18 3.45 0.93 41% Perth Mint; One dot after "AUSTRALIA"
1953 . 16 0.8% Perth Mint; One dot after "PENNY"; Proof

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