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Elizabeth II

1953 - 64

After the coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II in late 1952, the obverse on the Half Penny series was changed to Mary Gillick's effigy of Her Majesty, with the legend ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA ('Elizabeth II, by the grace of god, queen'). This first type was utilised between 1953 and 1955 before the legend was altered to read ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F:D ('Elizabeth II, by the grace of god, queen, defender of the faith'). This second type was issued from 1959 until 1964 and the introduction of decimal currency in Australia. Both types feature Kurger Gray's iconic bounding kangaroo design on the reverse.

The heads side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinThe tails side of the coin

Type I1953 - 55Type II1959 - 64
 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64MS65MS66MS671953-A 23,967,3601717171835504701,1001,4001954-Y 21,962,8801617173141632701,0003,7001955 9,342,72015212447521004109901,3001959 10,166,40014161828344158801101960-Y 17,811,40014141618242837871801961-Y 17,811,840141414142126441001701962-Y 10,258,560141414212533371001801963-Y 16,410,24014151518202839913001964-Y 18,230,0001414141719263860100 MintagePR62RDPR63RDPR64RDPR65RDPR66RDPR67RD1953-A Proof20      1954-Y Proof1513,00015,00016,00018,00020,00022,0001955 Proof3016,4007,1007,8008,6009,60010,0001959 Proof1,5062403003902,3002,6002,9001960-Y Proof1,0302202302402505701,2001961-Y Proof1,0401501601602105601,7001962-Y Proof1,064902102803704301,3001963-Y Proof1,0601201201201502801,1001964-Y ProofUnique      Values 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.