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Sixpence

1955 - 63

Elizabeth II

Type II

The second type of the Elizabeth II Sixpence series was issued between 1955 and 1963. The obverse of this new type features a modified legend which reads - 'ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F:D' ('Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith'). The legend was modified to include 'F:D' ('Defender of the Faith') which had been removed from British coins following the death of King George VI. The removal had attracted substantial controversy with groups including 'The United Protestant's Association' and a number of Australian Bishops leading protests against the change.

Defender of the Faith 'F:D' inscription on the obverse of a 1962 Proof Sixpence.

The heads side of the coinThe inscription around the inner edge of the coin

 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS62MS63MS64MS65MS66MS67PR681955 14,248,00017192035561302504607101,2001956 7,904,0002730365965938501,5001,6001,8001957 13,752,000182021293544864201,4002,6001958 17,944,0007.601115262948776501,1001,2001959 11,728,000121720253440764902,7004,9001960 18,592,0001618284853741303401,2001,5001961 9,152,000101622364148951505507001962 44,816,00025272933364050561401,5001963 25,056,0006.609.90132631343758210590 MintagePR62PR63PR64PR65PR66PR671955 Proof329881001802105301,7001956 Proof1,0001001001401502401,1001957 Proof1,256931001302304503,4001958 Proof1,50676891101402402,8001959 Proof1,50680931101301804101960 Proof1,5095867931103001,5001961 Proof1,5065563791501801,3001962 Proof2,01695971001202602,7001963 Proof5,0427690100120130260 MintageSP64SP65SP66SP671955 Specimen8802102202706501956 Specimen506    Values 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.