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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

Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. MintageAU50AU55AU58MS621955 14,248,000182021361956 7,904,000283137621957 13,752,000192122301958 17,944,0007.701216271959 11,728,000131821261960 18,592,000171929501961 9,152,000101623381962 44,816,000262830351963 25,056,0006.70101327Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. MintagePR621955 Proof329911956 Proof1,0001001957 Proof1,256961958 Proof1,506791959 Proof1,506821960 Proof1,509601961 Proof1,506571962 Proof2,016981963 Proof5,04279Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription, for subscription options, please click here. MintageSP641955 Specimen8802201956 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.