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Coin type: Sixpence Elizabeth II
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofSixpence Sub-types
Face value6 (x Penny)
Years produced1953 - 1970 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerEdgar Fuller and Cecil Thomas
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.8300
Obverse

Laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, incuse on bust truncation, M.G. (for Mary Gillick); around, ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA (in 1953) or + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA after that.

Obverse inscription

ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA (in 1953) or ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA

Reverse

Interlinked rose, thistle, shamrock and leek each with a leaf from the same stem (representing England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales); in small letters at sides of shamrock the artists' initials, EF and CT (for Edgar Fuller and Cecil Thomas); around above, FID DEF; around below, SIX PENCE and the date.

Reverse inscription

FID DEF SIX PENCE [year]

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Sixpence Elizabeth II: Photos

Proof Coin - Sixpence, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1953
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Queen Elizabeth II common reverse (1953 - 1970).
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Proof Coin - Sixpence, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1953
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Queen Elizabeth II BRITT OMN REGINA (1953).
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Coin - Sixpence, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1966
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Queen Elizabeth II REGINA (1954 - 1970).
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List of 16 coins of type: Sixpence Elizabeth II from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1953 70,363,876 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA
Sixpence 1954 105,241,150 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Sixpence 1955 109,929,554 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Sixpence 1956 109,841,555 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Sixpence 1957 150,654,290 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Sixpence 1958 123,518,527 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Sixpence 1959 93,089,441 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Sixpence 1960 103,288,346 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Sixpence 1961 115,052,017 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Sixpence 1962 178,359,637 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Sixpence 1963 112,964,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Sixpence 1964 152,336,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Sixpence 1965 129,644,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Sixpence 1966 175,696,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Sixpence 1967 240,788,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Sixpence 1970 (Proof only) 750,476 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA