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1 Shilling - Elizabeth II 1st portrait; Silver Proof

Features

Country Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Queen Elizabeth II (1953-1964)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1955
Value 1 Shilling = 12 Pence (1/20 RHFP)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 23.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 06-01-1965
References KM# 5a, Schön# 36a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

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

Lettering: + QUEEN·ELIZABETH·THE·SECOND

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

Standing image of sable antelope facing left, legend above, date and denomination below

Lettering:
RHODESIA AND NYASALAND
1956
P.V.
ONE SHILLING

Engraver: Paul Vincze

Paul Vincze (15 August 1907 in Galgagyörk, Hungary – 5 March 1994 in Grasse, France) was a Jewish-Hungarian designer of coins and medal, and sculptor.

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1955  2,000 Proof

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1 Shilling - Elizabeth II (1st portrait; Silver Proof)