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Shilling

1955 - 63

Elizabeth II

Type II

The reverse ram design continued into this type right up until the introduction of decimal currency with the conclusion of the shilling 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 the public outcry that the previous type omitted FIDEI DEF ('defender of the faith').Several mint rolls have appeared from all dates in the 1960s, a few 1959 rolls, and a substantial hoard of 1957 shillings has turned up (Pacific Rim Coins, 2002) . All other dates are quite scarce, especially if sought in the upper mint state grades; the 1955 and 1956 usually have a price to match. The 1958 is another elusive date, however, when it does turn up it tends to average much higher than the earlier years.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)
Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. MintageXF40AU50AU55AU58MS621955 7,492,00018222428511956 6,064,00019232628631957 12,668,00015192022361958 7,412,0006.20111620291959 10,876,00016202226371960 14,512,00012151617271961 31,864,00018222425291962 6,592,0005.308.801215201963 10,072,0001417192226Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. MintagePR621955 Proof3501201956 Proof1,000641957 Proof1,2561201958 Proof1,5061201959 Proof1,506811960 Proof1,5091301961 Proof1,506691962 Proof2,016921963 Proof5,04249Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. MintageSP641955 Specimen8513601956 Specimen507180Values 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.