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Coin type: Crown (Shields, CuproNickel)
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofCrown Sub-types
Face value5 (x Shilling)
Years produced1953 - 1960 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerEdgar Fuller and Cecil Thomas
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)39 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2800
Obverse

In 1953, the obverse featured HM Queen Elizabeth II on horseback, while the 1960 crown had the regular effigy by Mary Gillick.

Obverse inscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse

Four flat topped shields forming a diagonal cross around a crown, the shields bear the arms of England (top left and bottom right), Scotland (top right) and Ireland (bottom left); between shields, a rose, shamrock, leek and thistle; the leek divides the date 1953.

In small letters below lower left shield, EF for Edgar Fuller, below lower right shield CT for Cecil Thomas.

Reverse inscription
EdgeMilled or Inscribed Edge inscription
Crown (Shields, CuproNickel): Photos

Proof Coin - Crown, Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1953
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Proof Coin - Crown, Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1953
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Proof Coin - Crown, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1960
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List of 2 coins of type: Crown (Shields, CuproNickel) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Crown 1953 6,002,621 Queen Elizabeth II On Horseback, by Gilbert Ledward ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · BRITT OMN · REGINA · FIDEI · DEFENSOR
Crown 1960 1,094,038 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F. D. FIVE SHILLINGS