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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 1,152,00032411301502402804008401,4001954 7,672,000121314232733492506001955 14,248,00016181932521202304306701956 7,904,0002527335561878001,4001,5001957 13,752,000171919273241813901,3001958 17,944,0008.101115252745716101,0001959 11,728,000111619233137714502,5001960 18,592,0001517264549691203201,2001961 9,152,000101622343944881405101962 44,816,00023252731343747531301963 25,056,00079.90122429313454200 MintagePR62PR63PR64PR65PR66PR671953 Proof12      1955 Proof32983971702004901,6001956 Proof1,000931001301402301,0001957 Proof1,256891001202104203,1001958 Proof1,50672831001302202,6001959 Proof1,50676891001201703801960 Proof1,5095563871002801,4001961 Proof1,5065259741401601,2001962 Proof2,0168890981102502,5001963 Proof5,042738599110130240 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.