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

PersonEffigyYear
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) 1801
King George III of the United Kingdom Seventh Head (Military Portrait) 1804
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 1806
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) 1817
King George III of the United Kingdom Small Head 1817
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 1823
King George IV of the United Kingdom Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head) 1825
King William IV of the United Kingdom Portrait by William Wyon 1830
Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young head) 1838
Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) 1847
Queen Victoria Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet head) 1853
Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) 1857
Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Laureate head) 1858
James Brooke Portrait by Joseph Moore 1863
Charles Brooke Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak 1870
Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young crowned head) 1876
Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) 1887
King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria Portrait by Аnton Scharff 1891
Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled head) 1893
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) 1902
King Edward VII of the United Kingdom Portrait by George William de Saulles (Crowned Bust) 1902
King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria Portrait by Stefan Schwartz 1910
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) 1911
King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria Portrait by Rudolf Marschall 1912
Charles Vyner Brooke Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak 1920
Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria Portrait by Lajos Berán 1930
King George V of the United Kingdom Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) 1932
Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria Portrait by Percy Metcalfe 1934
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) 1937
King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget 1937
Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) 1953
Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Cecil Thomas 1953
Queen Elizabeth II On Horseback, by Gilbert Ledward 1953
Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) 1964
Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by James Berry 1979
Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) 1985
Queen Elizabeth II Seated on Throne, by Bernard Sindall 1989
Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Dora de Pédery-Hunt 1990
Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) 1998
Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Vladimir Gottwald 2000
Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Susanna Blunt 2003
Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) 2015
Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by James Butler 2016