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Elizabeth II

1953 - 63

After the coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II in late 1952, the sixpence series obverse 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 legend was utilised in 1953 and 1954 before being changed 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 the Blakemore Coat of Arms.

The inscription around the inner edge of the coinThe tails side of the coin
Type I1953 - 54Type II1955 - 63
 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64MS65MS66MS671953 1,152,00031391201502202703807901,4001954 7,672,000111213222632462305701955 14,248,00015171831491102204106301956 7,904,0002426315257827501,3001,4001957 13,752,000161718253139763701,3001958 17,944,0007.601114232643675801,0001959 11,728,000111518223035674302,4001960 18,592,0001416244247651103001,1001961 9,152,000101521323642831304801962 44,816,00022242529323544501201963 25,056,0006.609.40112227303251180 MintagePR62PR63PR64PR65PR66PR671953 Proof12      1955 Proof32978911601904601,5001956 Proof1,00088941201302209901957 Proof1,25684981102004003,0001958 Proof1,5066879991202102,4001959 Proof1,5067284971101603601960 Proof1,509525982992701,3001961 Proof1,5064956701301501,1001962 Proof2,0168385931102302,4001963 Proof5,042698093110120230 Mintage1955 Specimen8801956 Specimen506Values 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.