United Kingdom: Coin Type Maundy Fourpence (Sterling silver) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Type Maundy Fourpence (Sterling silver) (issued 1817 - 1970)
Coin TypeMaundy Fourpence (Sterling silver)

The original composition of all Maundy coins was sterling (0.925) silver. In common with all British silver coins, the fineness was reduced to 0.500 in 1921. In 1947 silver was removed from all circulating British coinage in favour of cupronickel, but as it was felt to be inappropriate to strike Maundy coins in base metal, their fineness was restored to 0.925.

Obverse

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend (in Latin).

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse

Reverse Inscription
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
All Coins of Type: Maundy Fourpence (Sterling silver) (126)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Fourpence 1817 (Maundy) 1,386 Small Head GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA 1817
Fourpence 1818 (Maundy) 1,188 Small Head GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA 1818
Fourpence 1820 (Maundy) 990 Small Head GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA 1820
Fourpence 1822 (Maundy) 2,970 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D. G. BRITANNIAR. REX F. D.
Fourpence 1823 (Maundy) 1,980 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D. G. BRITANNIAR. REX F. D.
Fourpence 1824 (Maundy) 1,584 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D. G. BRITANNIAR. REX F. D.
Fourpence 1825 (Maundy) 2,376 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D. G. BRITANNIAR. REX F. D.
Fourpence 1826 (Maundy) 2,376 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D. G. BRITANNIAR. REX F. D.
Fourpence 1827 (Maundy) 2,772 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D. G. BRITANNIAR. REX F. D.
Fourpence 1828 (Maundy) 2,772 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D. G. BRITANNIAR. REX F. D.
Fourpence 1829 (Maundy) 2,772 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D. G. BRITANNIAR. REX F. D.
Fourpence 1830 (Maundy) 2,772 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D. G. BRITANNIAR. REX F. D.
Fourpence 1831 (Maundy) 3,564 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Fourpence 1832 (Maundy) 2,574 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Fourpence 1833 (Maundy) 2,574 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Fourpence 1834 (Maundy) 2,574 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Fourpence 1835 (Maundy) 2,574 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Fourpence 1836 (Maundy) 2,574 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Fourpence 1837 (Maundy) 2,574 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Fourpence 1838 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1839 (Maundy) 4,125 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1840 (Maundy) 4,125 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1841 (Maundy) 2,574 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1842 (Maundy) 4,125 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1843 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1844 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1845 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1846 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1847 (Maundy) 4,488 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1848 (Maundy) 4,488 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1849 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1850 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1851 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1852 (Maundy) 4,488 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1853 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1854 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1855 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1856 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1857 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1858 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1859 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1860 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1861 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1862 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1863 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1864 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1865 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1866 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1867 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1868 (Maundy) 4,158 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1869 (Maundy) 4,488 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1870 (Maundy) 4,569 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1871 (Maundy) 4,627 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1872 (Maundy) 4,119 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1873 (Maundy) 4,162 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1874 (Maundy) 5,578 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1875 (Maundy) 4,154 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1876 (Maundy) 4,862 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1877 (Maundy) 4,850 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1878 (Maundy) 5,735 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1879 (Maundy) 5,202 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1880 (Maundy) 5,199 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1881 (Maundy) 6,001 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1882 (Maundy) 4,146 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1883 (Maundy) 5,096 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1884 (Maundy) 3,353 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1885 (Maundy) 5,791 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1886 (Maundy) 6,785 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1887 (Maundy) 1,888 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1888 (Maundy) 9,528 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1889 (Maundy) 6,088 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1890 (Maundy) 8,613 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1891 (Maundy) 10,000 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1892 (Maundy) 8,524 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITANNIAR: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1893 (Maundy) 10,832 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Fourpence 1894 (Maundy) 9,385 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Fourpence 1895 (Maundy) 8,877 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Fourpence 1896 (Maundy) 8,476 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Fourpence 1897 (Maundy) 9,388 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Fourpence 1898 (Maundy) 9,147 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Fourpence 1899 (Maundy) 13,561 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Fourpence 1900 (Maundy) 9,571 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Fourpence 1901 (Maundy) 11,928 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA · DEI · GRA · BRITT · REGINA · FID · DEF · IND · IMP ·
Fourpence 1902 (Maundy) 10,117 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1903 (Maundy) 9,729 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1904 (Maundy) 11,568 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1905 (Maundy) 10,998 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1906 (Maundy) 11,065 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1907 (Maundy) 11,132 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1908 (Maundy) 9,929 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1909 (Maundy) 2,428 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1910 (Maundy) 2,755 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII D: G: BRITT: OMN: REX F: D: IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1911 (Maundy) 1,635 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1912 (Maundy) 1,616 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1913 (Maundy) 1,590 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1914 (Maundy) 1,651 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1915 (Maundy) 1,441 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1916 (Maundy) 1,499 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1917 (Maundy) 1,478 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1918 (Maundy) 1,479 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1919 (Maundy) 1,524 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1920 (Maundy) 1,460 Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) GEORGIVS V D. G. BRITT: OMN: REX F. D. IND: IMP:
Fourpence 1947 (Maundy) 1,375 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Fourpence 1948 (Maundy) 1,385 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F : D : IND : IMP.
Fourpence 1949 (Maundy) 1,395 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX FIDEI DEF.
Fourpence 1950 (Maundy) 1,405 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX FIDEI DEF.
Fourpence 1951 (Maundy) 1,468 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX FIDEI DEF.
Fourpence 1952 (Maundy) 1,064 Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX FIDEI DEF.
Fourpence 1953 (Maundy) 1,078 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) +ELIZABETH II DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REGINA F: D:
Fourpence 1954 (Maundy) 1,050 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Fourpence 1955 (Maundy) 1,082 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Fourpence 1956 (Maundy) 1,088 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Fourpence 1957 (Maundy) 1,094 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Fourpence 1958 (Maundy) 1,100 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Fourpence 1959 (Maundy) 1,106 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Fourpence 1960 (Maundy) 1,180 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Fourpence 1961 (Maundy) 1,188 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Fourpence 1962 (Maundy) 1,197 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Fourpence 1963 (Maundy) 1,205 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Fourpence 1964 (Maundy) 1,213 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Fourpence 1965 (Maundy) 1,221 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Fourpence 1966 (Maundy) 1,206 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Fourpence 1967 (Maundy) 1,068 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Fourpence 1968 (Maundy) 964 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Fourpence 1969 (Maundy) 1,002 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Fourpence 1970 (Maundy) 1,068 Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
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Maundy Fourpence (Sterling silver): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofMaundy Fourpence (Pre-decimal)
From1817
To1970
Face Value4 (x Penny)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1971)
Material0.925 silver
DesignerJean Baptiste Merlen
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationReversed (Coin Alignment, Axis 6)
Size (mm)18
Mass (g)1.8900
Maundy Fourpence (Sterling silver): Photos
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Coin - Groat, George III, Great Britain, 1818
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Coin - Groat, George IV, Great Britain, 1829
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Coin - Groat (Maundy), Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1957
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Coin - Groat, George III, Great Britain, 1818
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Coin - Groat, George IV, Great Britain, 1829
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Notes: King George IV (1822 - 1830).
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Coin - Groat (Maundy), William IV, Great Britain, 1831
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Coin - Groat (Maundy), Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1884
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Coin - Groat (Maundy), Queen Victoria, Great Britain, 1892
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Great Britain 1893 4 pence
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Notes: Queen Victoria, old head (1893 - 1901).
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Great Britain 4 Pence 1902
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Notes: King Edward VII (1902 - 1910).
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Great Britain 1911 4 pence
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Notes: King George V (1911 - 1920).
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Great Britain 1953 4 pence
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Notes: Elizabeth II, Queen of all the Britains (1953).
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Coin - Groat (Maundy), Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1957
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Notes: Queen Elizabeth II (1954 - 1970).
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