Halfcrown 1970 (Proof only), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Halfcrown 1970 (Proof only), Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 1970)
CoinHalfcrown 1970 (Proof only)

With decimalisation under way already, the 1970 issue was not intended for circulation. Coins were minted for souvenir purposes only and distributed in mint sets.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage750,476
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Obverse

Laureate bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Reverse

Crowned and garnished flat topped shield quartered with the arms of England (1 & 4), Scotland (2) and Ireland (3) dividing royal cypher E and R; around above, + FID DEF +; around below, HALF CROWN 1970.

Reverse Inscription FID DEF HALF CROWN 1970
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Showing 32 from a total of 132 coins of type: Halfcrown
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Halfcrown 1937 9,132,842 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1938 6,426,478 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1939 15,478,635 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1940 17,948,439 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1941 15,773,984 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1942 31,220,090 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1943 15,462,875 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1944 15,255,165 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1945 19,849,242 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1946 22,724,873 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1947 21,911,484 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1948 71,164,703 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1949 28,272,512 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1950 28,353,013 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1951 9,003,520 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1952 2 King George VI - Bare Head GEORGIVS VI D : G : BR : OMN : REX
Halfcrown 1953 3,923,214 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA
Halfcrown 1954 11,614,953 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1955 23,628,726 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1956 33,934,909 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1957 34,200,563 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1958 15,745,688 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1959 9,028,844 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1960 19,929,191 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1961 25,887,897 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1962 23,998,112 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1963 17,572,800 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1964 4,576,800 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1965 8,124,800 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1966 14,811,200 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1967 21,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
Halfcrown 1970 (Proof only) 750,476 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA
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Halfcrown 1970 (Proof only): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Coin TypeHalfcrown Elizabeth II
Issued1970
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Face Value2 1/2 (x Shilling)
Total Mintage750,476
CurrentNo; demonetised 1970
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerF. G. Fuller and Cecil Thomas
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size32.300 mm
Mass14.140 g
OCC IDWLGV-BOLD-CPMM-OMPX
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