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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
 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64MS65MS661953 6,936,0005.70122258991302002601953-A 6,202,80019212238551602207701955 6,336,0002629303258701503601955-Y 11,109,60042444758691102105401956 13,872,00019212125471001102201956-Y 12,121,00040444656661001404701957-Y 15,978,000353840485864841,7001958 10,012,8002.5058.40183157794501958-Y 14,428,0003.707.40122937531509901959 1,617,00046515481981202405401959-Y 14,428,0002.404.8081741581104901960-Y 20,515,2002.805.8010222836675501961-Y 30,607,2003.607.30122936443107601962-Y 34,851,6002.705.308.90192426892201963-Y 10,258,5602.404.908.20182530481701964 10,000,00024.106.7014213239491964-Y 54,590,0002.505.208.701922273877 MintagePR62RDPR63RDPR64RDPR65RDPR66RDPR67RD1953 Proof12      1953-A Proof20      1955 Proof3192106808209902,80038,0001955-Y Proof3018,20010,00019,00021,00022,00024,0001956 Proof1,0083303605201,5005,2009,3001956-Y Proof4175,9009,40012,00013,00014,00014,0001957-Y Mirror Proof4701,0001,1002,0002,3002,4002,5001957-Y Brilliant and Matte Proof6425007308008801,30010,0001958 Proof1,5062103003501,7006,80012,0001958-Y Proof1,0283404605606101,3005,9001959 Proof1,5063109201,4002,30012,00021,0001959-Y Proof1,0303003404105701,0003,0001959 Proof SilverUnique      1960-Y Proof1,0304205406607808703,4001961-Y Proof1,0402703303909101,3004,6001962-Y Proof1,0641501903104308202,5001963-Y Proof1,1001602503006307101,8001964-Y Proof2       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.