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Coin: Crown 1960
Description

The 1960 "prooflike" Crown was struck with polished dies as part of the British Exhibition in New York. The Royal Mint had a stand, part of which was a demonstration of these coins being struck.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Face value5 (x Shilling) TypeCrown (Shields, CuproNickel)
Year1960 CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Mintage1,094,038 (1.1 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 1,094,038 (1.1 million)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerEdgar Fuller and Cecil Thomas
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)39 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)28.2800
Obverse

Laureate bust of the Queen facing right, incuse on bust truncation, M.G. (Mary Gillick); around above, ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F. D.; around below, FIVE SHILLINGS.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F. D. FIVE SHILLINGS
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 1960.

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

Reverse inscription

1960

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Crown 1960: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Prooflike 70,000 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Frosted VIP Proof unknown (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Crown 1960: Photos
Crown 1960: Photo Great Britain 1960 crown
Great Britain 1960 crown
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Crown 1960: Photo Great Britain 1960 crown
Great Britain 1960 crown
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Crown 1960: Photo Proof Coin - Crown, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1960
Proof Coin - Crown, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1960
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Crown 1960: Photo Proof Coin - Crown, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1960
Proof Coin - Crown, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1960
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Crown 1960: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 909
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4143
Davenport114
Crown 1960: 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 prooflike mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Prooflike (called "Polished Dies")
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Prooflike, Frosted VIP Proof
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Crown 1960: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1960 Elizabeth II British Crown (New York Exhibition) - Silveragecoins.com 1960 Prooflike Elizabeth II British Crown (New York Exhibition) - Silveragecoins.com
Crown 1960: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Proof Coin - Crown, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1960
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