United Kingdom: Coin Type English Shilling (Second Design) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Type English Shilling (Second Design) (issued 1953 - 1970)
Coin TypeEnglish Shilling (Second Design)

Obverse

Laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, incuse on bust truncation the artist's initials M.G. (for Mary Gillick); around, ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA (in 1953 only), changed to ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA in 1954.

Obverse InscriptionELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA or ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Reverse

Crowned flat topped shield bearing the arms of England dividing the date; in small letters at lower edges of the shield the artist's initials, WG (for William Gardner); around above, FID DEF; around below, ONE SHILLING.

Reverse InscriptionFID DEF [year] ONE SHILLING
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: English Shilling (Second Design) (15)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Shilling 1953 English 41,982,894 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA
Shilling 1954 English 30,162,032 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Shilling 1955 English 45,259,908 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Shilling 1956 English 44,970,009 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Shilling 1957 English 42,774,217 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Shilling 1958 English 14,392,305 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Shilling 1959 English 19,442,778 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Shilling 1960 English 27,027,914 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Shilling 1961 English 39,816,907 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Shilling 1962 English 36,704,374 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Shilling 1963 English 44,714,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Shilling 1964 English 13,617,440 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Shilling 1965 English 11,236,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Shilling 1966 English 15,002,000 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Shilling 1970 English (Proof only) 750,476 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
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English Shilling (Second Design): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofShilling
From1953
To1970
Face Value1 (x Shilling)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerWilliam Gardner
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.5000
Mass (g)5.6500
English Shilling (Second Design): Photos
ImageDetails
Proof Coin - Shilling, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1953
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Common reverse (1953 - 1970).
Source
Proof Coin - Shilling, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1953
Copyright: Museums Victoria / CC BY
Author:
Notes: Elizabeth II, Queen of all the Britains (1953).
Source
Great Britain 1957 shilling KM-904
Copyright: CoinFactsWiki / CC BY-SA
Author:
Notes: Queen Elizabeth II (1954 - 1970).
Source