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Elizabeth II

1953 - 63

After the coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II in late 1952, the shilling series obverse design changed to the bust of Elizabeth II facing to the right with the legend, ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA ('Elizabeth II, by the grace of god, queen'), designed by Mary Gillick. This legend used used in 1953 and 1954 before being reworded in 1955 to read ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F:D ('Elizabeth II, by the grace of god, queen, defender of the faith'). Throughout both of these types the reverse design remained Kruger Gray's iconic Rams head with AUSTRALIA at the top and SHILLING at the bottom.

Type I1953 - 54Type II1955 - 63
 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64MS65MS66MS671953 12,204,0002426273452601205801,0001954 16,188,0002224262838593707901,4001955 7,492,00020222546971001606308901956 6,064,00021242557891204902,6004,6001957 12,668,0001719203352578471013,0001958 7,412,0001116192734461206801,2001959 10,876,000182024343847971502801960 14,512,00014151524333650691,4001961 31,864,00020222327293240491301962 6,592,0009.30121418283141632501963 10,072,0001617202426313466230 MintagePR62PR63PR64PR65PR66PR671953 Proof12      1955 Proof3501101301502104006,2001956 Proof1,00059751902102801,1001957 Proof1,2561101301601802202,0001958 Proof1,5061201301501802001,1001959 Proof1,5067686981601805501960 Proof1,5091201401601802106301961 Proof1,506657382931601,3001962 Proof2,01685971001202305601963 Proof5,042455061110130220 Mintage1955 Specimen8511956 Specimen507Values 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.