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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Malaya and British Borneo
(Malaysia)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1963)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1954-1961
Value 50 Cents (0.5)
Currency Dollar (1953-1967)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 9.34 g
Diameter 27.76 mm
Thickness 1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 4,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 46
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Crowned bust facing right

Lettering: QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Engraver: Cecil Thomas

Cecil Walter Thomas, OBE, FRBS, was a British sculptor and medallist. As a sculptor, he created many private memorials for display in churches and cemeteries and as a medallist was regularly commissioned by the Royal Mint.

Reverse

Value within beaded circle

Lettering:
MALAYA AND BRITISH BORNEO
50
CENTS
1954

Edge

Security edge

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse

© Security Edge vs Milled Edge

Comments

KM#4.1: security edge
KM#4.2: no security edge
Mintmark is below N in "CENTS"

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1954  8,000,000 1.26 2.04 3.23 37% KM#4.1 (security edge)
1954  2% KM#4.1 (security edge) Proof
1954  1.4% KM#4.2 (without security edge)
1955 H 2,560,000 0.67 15% KM#4.1 (security edge)
1956  3,400,000 6% KM#4.1 (security edge)
1956  0.6% KM#4.1 (security edge) Proof
1957 H 2,000,000 2.41 8% KM#4.1 (security edge)
1957 H 0.7% KM#4.1 (security edge) Proof
1957 KN 2,000,000 7% KM#4.1 (security edge)
1957 KN 0.5% KM#4.2 (without security edge)
1958 H 4,000,000 12% KM#4.1 (security edge)
1958 H 0.6% KM#4.2 (without security edge)
1961  17,000,000 2.50 5.55 32% KM#4.1 (security edge)
1961  0.9% KM#4.1 (security edge) Proof
1961  1.4% KM#4.2 (without security edge)
1961 H 4,000,000 3.81 15.53 14% KM#4.1 (security edge)
1961 H 0.6% KM#4.1 (security edge) Proof
1961 H 1.1% KM#4.2 (without security edge)

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