Crown 1960, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Crown 1960, Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 1971)
CoinCrown 1960

The 1960 "prooflike" Crown was struck with polished dies as part of the British Exhibition in New York. The Royal Mint had a stand, part of which was a demonstration of these coins being struck.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,094,038 (1.1 million)
Obverse
United Kingdom / Crown 1960 - obverse photo

Laureate bust of the Queen facing right, incuse on bust truncation, M.G. (Mary Gillick); around above, ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F. D.; around below, FIVE SHILLINGS.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F. D. FIVE SHILLINGS
Reverse
United Kingdom / Crown 1960 - reverse photo

The reverse features the representations of the constituent parts of the United Kingdom. Four flat topped shields form a diagonal cross around a crown; the shields bear the arms of England (top left and bottom right, with three lions passant gardant), Scotland (top right, a lion rampant within a double frame) and Ireland (bottom left, a harp). Between the shield are the floral symbols: a rose for England, shamrock for Northern Ireland, leek for Wales and thistle for Scotland.

The shield of England is repeated because Wales cannot be represented by a Coat of Arms as it does not have one.

The leek is below and divides the date 1960.

The artists' initials are in small letters below lower left shield: EF for Edgar Fuller, below lower right shield CT for Cecil Thomas.

The value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription 1960
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The reverse design is a re-issue of the 1953 Coronation Crown, which was issued again in 2014 for the first birthday of Prince George.

Crown 1960: Known varieties
Variety Prooflike
Mintage 70,000 (included in total)
Details

The 1960 "prooflike" Crown was struck with polished dies as part of the British Exhibition in New York. The Royal Mint had a stand, part of which was a demonstration of these coins being struck.

Variety Frosted VIP Proof
Mintage unknown (included in total)
Details

30 to 50 pieces known.

Crown 1960: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Museums Victoria Collections 2016 Coin description link
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mint
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Mintage Regular and prooflike mintage
Remick, Catalogue of British Commonwealth Coins 1971 Varieties Prooflike (called "Polished Dies")
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Prooflike, Frosted VIP Proof
All (45) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Crown
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Crown 1818 155,232 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIVS III D : G : BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: 1818
Crown 1819 683,496 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIVS III D : G : BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: 1819
Crown 1820 448,272 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) GEORGIVS III D : G : BRITANNIARUM REX F: D: 1820
Crown 1821 437,976 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Crown 1822 124,929 Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) GEORGIUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Crown 1825 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1825
Crown 1826 (Proof only) 150 Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1826
Crown 1831 (Proof only) 100 Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Crown 1834 (Pattern) unknown Portrait by William Wyon GULIELMUS IIII D: G: BRITANNIAR: REX F: D:
Crown 1839 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1839
Crown 1844 94,248 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1844
Crown 1845 159,192 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1845
Crown 1847 140,976 Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1847
Crown 1847 Gothic 8,000 Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria dei gratia britanniar. reg: f: d
Crown 1853 (Proof only) unknown Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Victoria dei gratia britanniar. reg: f: d
Crown 1887 274,665 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1888 131,899 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1889 1,807,223 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1890 997,862 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1891 566,394 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1892 451,334 Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) VICTORIA D: G: BRITT: REG: F: D:
Crown 1893 499,157 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1894 144,906 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1895 252,862 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1896 317,599 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1897 252,118 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1898 161,450 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1899 166,300 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1900 353,356 Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) VICTORIA. DEI. GRA. BRITT. REGINA. FID. DEF. IND. IMP.
Crown 1902 271,143 Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) EDWARDVS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP:
Crown 1927 (Proof only) 15,030 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1928 9,034 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1929 4,994 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1930 4,847 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1931 4,056 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1932 2,395 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1933 7,132 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1934 932 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1935 Rocking Horse 717,269 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal GEORGIVS V. DG. BRITT: OMN: REX. FD. IND: IMP:
Crown 1936 2,473 King George V - Bare Head, by Bertram Mackennal GEORGIVS V DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX
Crown 1937 445,101 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX.
Crown 1951 Festival of Britain 2,003,540 King George VI - Bare Head, by Thomas Humphrey Paget GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX F: D: FIVE SHILLINGS
Crown 1953 6,002,621 On Horseback, by Gilbert Ledward ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · BRITT OMN · REGINA · FIDEI · DEFENSOR
Crown 1960 1,094,038 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F. D. FIVE SHILLINGS
Crown 1965 Churchill 19,640,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F. D. 1965
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Crown 1960: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Coin TypeCrown (Shields, CuproNickel)
Issued1960
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Face Value5 (x Shilling)
Total Mintage1,094,038 (1.1 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1971
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerEdgar Fuller, Cecil Thomas
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)39
Mass (g)28.2800
OCC IDRDKL-MEMK-CAXR-ENZB
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Great Britain 1960 crown
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Great Britain 1960 crown
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Proof Coin - Crown, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1960
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Proof Coin - Crown, Elizabeth II, Great Britain, 1960
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