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Coin: Shilling 1954
Description

A silver coin (23.5 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right with the legend, + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA.

The reverse features a ram's head facing three-quarters left; around above, AUSTRALIA, around below between two Federation stars, SHILLING . 1954. The artist's initials, KG is in the field above the star on the right.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Pound
Face value1 (x Shilling) TypeShilling - Ram's Head (50% silver)
Year1954 CurrentNo (demonetised 1966)
Mintage16,188,000 (16.2 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Melbourne Mint No mint mark 16,188,000 (16.2 million)
Material0.500 Silver DesignerGeorge Kruger Gray
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.5000 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)5.6500
Obverse

Laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (the effigy by Mary Gillick known as the "First portrait"); the designer's initials, M.G., appear incuse on the base of the neck truncation. The monarch's legend ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA + (Elizabeth the Second, by the grace of God, Queen) runs continuously all around the bust.

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA +
Reverse

A merino ram's head facing three-quarters left; around above, AUSTRALIA; around below between two Federation stars, the denomination and date SHILLING · 1954. The artist's initials K·G (for [George] Kruger Gray) are in the field above the star on the right.

Reverse inscriptionAUSTRALIA SHILLING 1954
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

Krause catalogues list mintage of 16,187,999.

Shilling 1954: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Shilling 1954: Photos
Shilling 1954: Photo Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1954
Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1954
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Shilling 1954: Photo Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1954
Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1954
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Shilling 1954: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 53
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote ValuesE43
Australian Coin ChartB41
Shilling 1954: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mint
Renniks, Australian Coin and Banknote Values 1965 Mintage
Australian Coin Chart 1965 Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
Shilling 1954: Links to sites that (may) sell similar coins
1954(m) Elizabeth II Australian Silver Shilling - Silveragecoins.com
Shilling 1954: Some useful external links
Museums Victoria: Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1954 TDK Australian Pre-Decimal coins: 1954 Australian Shilling
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List of all (47) coins of type: Australia / Shilling
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Shilling 1916 Shilling 1917 Shilling 1918 Shilling 1919 (pattern) Shilling 1920 Shilling 1921
Shilling 1922 Shilling 1924 Shilling 1925 Shilling 1926 Shilling 1927 Shilling 1928
Shilling 1931 Shilling 1933 Shilling 1934 Shilling 1935 Shilling 1936 Shilling 1937 (pattern)
Shilling 1938 Shilling 1939 Shilling 1940 Shilling 1941 Shilling 1942 Shilling 1943
Shilling 1944 Shilling 1945 (not released) Shilling 1946 Shilling 1948 Shilling 1950 Shilling 1952
Shilling 1953 Shilling 1954 Shilling 1955 Shilling 1956 Shilling 1957 Shilling 1958
Shilling 1959 Shilling 1960 Shilling 1961 Shilling 1962 Shilling 1963