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1956 - 63

Elizabeth II

Type II

The Kruger Gray reverse design continued into this type right until the introduction of decimal currency with the conclusion of the florin series in 1963. This type features a slightly reworded obverse legend, ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F:D ('Elizabeth II, by the grace of god, queen, defender of the faith'), due to public outcry that the previous type omitted FIDEI DEF ('defender of the faith'). All dates in the series are easy to acquire in mint state, though the 1956, 1959, and 1963 florins are quite scarce in the upper mint state grades; the 1956 usually has a price to match. Most other dates are reasonable easy to acquire at or above MS63 with mint rolls being found of all years from 1958 to 1963, and a few 1957 rolls (Pacific Rim Coins, 2002). All dates in the series were struck at the Melbourne Mint and do not display any mintmarks.

The heads side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinA marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coin(Pacific Rim Coins, 2002)The tails side of the coinCurrency in equivalent units of base 10a facility that produces coins

 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64MS65MS66MS671956 8,090,00029343855941505201,8002,0001957 9,278,0001922325466863106701,3001958 8,972,0003032333546702201,0001,4001959 3,500,0002022283660742305701,2001960 15,760,000192021283353862401,0001961 9,452,000191928414345901804901962 13,748,0001924273244622106301,0001963 12,002,00019192838425375330710 MintagePR62PR63PR64PR65PR66PR671956 Proof1,0001101201203007308201957 Proof1,2561701701803906208,4001958 Proof1,5061501601601803904,2001959 Proof1,5062402502703504306,6001960 Proof1,50994971001203404,0001961 Proof1,5061101201203404604,2001962 Proof2,016971001702905004,5001963 Proof5,042100100120160420810 MintageSP64SP65SP66SP671956 Specimen5002202305901,000Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.