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Elizabeth II

1953 - 64

After the coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II in late 1952, the obverse of the One 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 issued for only a single year in 1953 and was struck in both Melbourne and Perth. In 1955 the second type was issued with the obverse legend altered to read ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F:D ('Elizabeth II, by the grace of god, queen, defender of the faith'). The series continued to be struck until the introduction of decimal currency by both the Melbourne and Perth Mints. Across both types the reverse remained Kruger Grays iconic bounding Kangaroo design.

The heads side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coinThe tails side of the coin
Type I1953Type II1955 - 64
Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. MintageAU50AU55AU58MS621953 6,936,0006.201323601953-A 6,202,800192123391955 6,336,000273032331955-Y 11,109,600444649601956 13,872,000202222261956-Y 12,121,000414648581957-Y 15,978,000364042501958 10,012,8002.705.408.90191958-Y 14,428,00047.9013301959 1,617,000485356851959-Y 14,428,0002.605.108.50181960-Y 20,515,2003.106.3010231961-Y 30,607,2003.907.9013301962-Y 34,851,6002.905.709.40201963-Y 10,258,5602.605.308.70191964 10,000,0002.204.407.10151964-Y 54,590,0002.805.609.2020Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. MintagePR62RD1953 Proof12 1953-A Proof20 1955 Proof3192201955-Y Proof3018,5001956 Proof1,0083401956-Y Proof4176,1001957-Y Mirror Proof4701,0001957-Y Brilliant and Matte Proof6425201958 Proof1,5062201958-Y Proof1,0283501959 Proof1,5063201959-Y Proof1,0303101959 Proof SilverUnique 1960-Y Proof1,0304401961-Y Proof1,0402801962-Y Proof1,0641601963-Y Proof1,1001701964-Y Proof2 Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. Mintage1955 Specimen1,1051956 Specimen508Values 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.