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Coin type: English Shilling (Second Design)
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofShilling Sub-types
Face value1 (x Shilling)
Years produced1953 - 1970 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerWilliam Gardner
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6500
Obverse

Laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, incuse on bust truncation the artist's initials M.G. (for Mary Gillick); around, ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA (in 1953 only), changed to ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA in 1954.

Obverse inscription

ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA or ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA

Reverse

Crowned flat topped shield bearing the arms of England dividing the date; in small letters at lower edges of the shield the artist's initials, WG (for William Gardner); around above, FID DEF; around below, ONE SHILLING.

Reverse inscription

FID DEF [year] ONE SHILLING

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

English Shilling (Second Design): Photos

Proof Coin - Shilling, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1953
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Common reverse (1953 - 1970).
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Proof Coin - Shilling, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1953
Copyright: Museum Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Elizabeth II, Queen of all the Britains (1953).
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Great Britain 1957 shilling KM-904
Copyright: CoinFactsWiki / CC BY-SA
Author:
Notes: Queen Elizabeth II (1954 - 1970).
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List of 15 coins of type: English Shilling (Second Design) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Shilling 1953 English 41,982,894 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA
Shilling 1954 English 30,162,032 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Shilling 1955 English 45,259,908 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Shilling 1956 English 44,970,009 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Shilling 1957 English 42,774,217 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Shilling 1958 English 14,392,305 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Shilling 1959 English 19,442,778 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Shilling 1960 English 27,027,914 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Shilling 1961 English 39,816,907 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Shilling 1962 English 36,704,374 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Shilling 1963 English 44,714,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Shilling 1964 English 13,617,440 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Shilling 1965 English 11,236,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Shilling 1966 English 15,002,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA
Shilling 1970 English (Proof only) 750,476 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA