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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 7,492,000172226286477921204707401956 6,064,0002223252756682603407101,3001957 12,668,000222425263136608635013,0001958 7,412,000273133343639721205509501959 10,876,00022252626303446771301,0001960 14,512,00016161626283339471305501961 31,864,0001616163035363739452301962 6,592,0001717181925293337622701963 10,072,000192020212125313871120 MintagePR62PR63PR64PR65PR66PR671955 Proof350971001002605805,8001956 Proof1,00064931301903901,4001957 Proof1,2568183861403201,6001958 Proof1,5069395981002001,0001959 Proof1,506687071882404701960 Proof1,5091301301301402105301961 Proof1,50696991001605101,0001962 Proof2,0161001001001101704701963 Proof5,042535760100170190 MintageSP64SP65SP66SP671955 Specimen8514104404608501956 Specimen5071201203801,100Values 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.