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Coin: Crown 1953
Description

A crown is a 5 shilling coin. This commemorative crown was issued to commemorate the Coronation of Elizabeth II, 2 June 1953. The equestrian obverse was adapted from the Great Seal of the Realm.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value5 (x Shilling) TypeCrown (Shields, CuproNickel)
Year1953 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage6,002,621 (6.0 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 6,002,621 (6.0 million)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerEdgar Fuller and Cecil Thomas
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyOn Horseback, by Gilbert Ledward
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)39 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2800
Obverse

Queen Elizabeth II on horseback advancing to left dividing two crowned Royal cyphers EIIR; artist's initials, GL (Gilbert Ledward) by rear hoof; around above, ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT OMN REGINA FIDEI DEFENSOR; around below, FIVE SHILLINGS.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · BRITT OMN · REGINA · FIDEI · DEFENSOR
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 inscription1953
EdgeInscribed Edge inscriptionFAITH AND TRUTH I WILL BEAR UNTO YOU +
Crown 1953: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 40,000 (included in main number)
Frosted VIP Proof unknown (hover mouse for text)
Matte Proof unknown (hover mouse for text)
Hip Hop error unknown (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Crown 1953: Photos
Crown 1953: Photo Proof Coin - Crown, Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1953
Proof Coin - Crown, Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1953
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Notes: Proof.
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Crown 1953: Photo Proof Coin - Crown, Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1953
Proof Coin - Crown, Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1953
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Proof.
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Crown 1953: Photo Great Britain 1953 crown
Great Britain 1953 crown
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Notes: VIP Proof.
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Crown 1953: Photo Great Britain 1953 crown
Great Britain 1953 crown
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Notes: VIP Proof.
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Crown 1953: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 894
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4136
Davenport113
Crown 1953: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage Regular and proof mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Proof
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof, Frosted VIP Proof, Matte Proof
Rotographic, Collectors Coins Great Britain 1760 - 1970 Varieties Hip Hop error
Rotographic, Collectors Coins Great Britain 1760 - 1970 Design
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Crown 1953: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1953 Elizabeth II British Crown (coronation) - Silveragecoins.com 1953 Matt Proof Elizabeth II British Crown (coronation) - Silveragecoins.com
1953 VIP Proof Elizabeth II British Crown (coronation) - Silveragecoins.com 1953 [case] Elizabeth II British Crown (coronation) - Silveragecoins.com
Crown 1953: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - Crown, Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Great Britain Great Britain 1953 crown - CoinFactsWiki
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Crown 1847 Crown 1847 Gothic Crown 1853 (Proof only) Crown 1887 Crown 1888 Crown 1889
Crown 1890 Crown 1891 Crown 1892 Crown 1893 Crown 1894 Crown 1895
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Crown 1927 (Proof only) Crown 1928 Crown 1929 Crown 1930 Crown 1931 Crown 1932
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