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Browse a list of all the effigies (depictions of monarchs or other authority figures on coins) that we know about.

ImagePersonEffigyYear
(no image yet) King George III of the United Kingdom First laureate bust by Conrad Küchler 1797
King George III of the United Kingdom / Portrait by Lewis Pingo (Sixth Head) King George III of the United Kingdom Portrait by Lewis Pingo (Sixth Head) 1801
King George III of the United Kingdom / Seventh Head (Military Portrait) King George III of the United Kingdom Seventh Head (Military Portrait) 1804
(no image yet) King George III of the United Kingdom Second laureate bust by Conrad Küchler 1804
King George III of the United Kingdom / Laureate head by Conrad Küchler King George III of the United Kingdom Laureate head by Conrad Küchler 1806
King George III of the United Kingdom / Laureate bust by Benedetto Pistrucci (Bull Head) King George III of the United Kingdom Laureate bust by Benedetto Pistrucci (Bull Head) 1816
King George III of the United Kingdom / Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) King George III of the United Kingdom Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) 1817
King George III of the United Kingdom / Small Head King George III of the United Kingdom Small Head 1817
King George IV of the United Kingdom / Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) King George IV of the United Kingdom Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) 1821
King George IV of the United Kingdom / Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen King George IV of the United Kingdom Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen 1823
(no image yet) King George IV of the United Kingdom Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head) 1825
King George IV of the United Kingdom / Portrait by William Wyon (Laureate Head) King George IV of the United Kingdom Portrait by William Wyon (Laureate Head) 1825
King William IV of the United Kingdom / Portrait by William Wyon King William IV of the United Kingdom Portrait by William Wyon 1830
Queen Victoria / Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) 1838
Queen Victoria / Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) 1847
Queen Victoria / Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet head) Queen Victoria Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet head) 1853
Queen Victoria / Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) 1857
Queen Victoria / Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Bun Head) Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Bun Head) 1860
James Brooke / Portrait by Joseph Moore James Brooke Portrait by Joseph Moore 1863
Charles Brooke / Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak Charles Brooke Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak 1870
Queen Victoria / Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon  (Young crowned head) Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young crowned head) 1876
Queen Victoria / Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) 1887
King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria / Portrait by Аnton Scharff King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria Portrait by Аnton Scharff 1891
Queen Victoria / Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) 1893
Prince George of Greece and Denmark / Portrait by Alfred Borrel Prince George of Greece and Denmark Portrait by Alfred Borrel 1901
King Edward VII of the United Kingdom / Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) King Edward VII of the United Kingdom Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) 1902
King Edward VII of the United Kingdom / Portrait by George William de Saulles (Crowned Bust) King Edward VII of the United Kingdom Portrait by George William de Saulles (Crowned Bust) 1902
(no image yet) King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria Portrait by Stefan Schwartz 1910
King George V of the United Kingdom / Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) King George V of the United Kingdom Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) 1911
King George V of the United Kingdom / Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) King George V of the United Kingdom Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) 1911
King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria / Portrait by Rudolf Marschall King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria Portrait by Rudolf Marschall 1912
Charles Vyner Brooke / Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak 1920
(no image yet) Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria Portrait by Lajos Berán 1930
King George V of the United Kingdom / Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) King George V of the United Kingdom Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) 1932
(no image yet) Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria Portrait by Percy Metcalfe 1934
King George VI of the United Kingdom / Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget King George VI of the United Kingdom Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget 1937
King George VI of the United Kingdom / Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) King George VI of the United Kingdom Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) 1937
(no image yet) King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget 1937
Queen Elizabeth II / Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) 1953
Queen Elizabeth II / Portrait by Cecil Thomas Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Cecil Thomas 1953
(no image yet) Queen Elizabeth II On Horseback, by Gilbert Ledward 1953
Queen Elizabeth II / Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) 1964
(no image yet) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by James Berry 1979
Queen Elizabeth II / Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) 1985
(no image yet) Queen Elizabeth II Seated on Throne, by Bernard Sindall 1989
(no image yet) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Dora de Pédery-Hunt 1990
(no image yet) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) 1998
(no image yet) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Vladimir Gottwald 2000
(no image yet) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Susanna Blunt 2003
(no image yet) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) 2015
(no image yet) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by James Butler 2016