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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)
 MintageXF40AU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64MS65MS66MS671955 7,492,000182427306881981305007801956 6,064,0002325272960722803607501,4001957 12,668,000232526273338639137014,0001958 7,412,000283235363842761305901,0001959 10,876,00024262728323648811301,1001960 14,512,00017171727303542491305801961 31,864,0001717173137384041482501962 6,592,0001818192027313539662801963 10,072,000202121222226334175130 MintagePR62PR63PR64PR65PR66PR671955 Proof3501001001102706106,1001956 Proof1,00068991402104101,5001957 Proof1,2568688911503401,7001958 Proof1,506981001001002101,0001959 Proof1,506727476932605001960 Proof1,5091301401401502205701961 Proof1,5061001001001805401,1001962 Proof2,0161001101101101805001963 Proof5,042566064110190200 MintageSP64SP65SP66SP671955 Specimen8514404604909101956 Specimen5071301304101,100Values 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.