1 Shilling - Elizabeth II 1st portrait; Silver Proof

Features

Issuer Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Queen Elizabeth II (1953-1964)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1955
Value 1 Shilling = 12 Pence (1/20)
Currency Pound (1955-1964)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 23.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1 June 1965
Number N# 94188
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 5a,
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# 36a
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1955  2 000 Proof

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