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Browse a list of all the effigies (depictions of monarchs or other authority figures on coins) that we know about.

ImagePersonEffigyYearCoins Issued
(no image yet) King George III of the United Kingdom First laureate bust by Conrad Küchler 1797
King George III of the United Kingdom / Portrait by Lewis Pingo (Sixth Head) King George III of the United Kingdom Portrait by Lewis Pingo (Sixth Head) 1801 6
King George III of the United Kingdom / Seventh Head (Military Portrait) King George III of the United Kingdom Seventh Head (Military Portrait) 1804 16
King George III of the United Kingdom / Second laureate bust by Conrad Küchler King George III of the United Kingdom Second laureate bust by Conrad Küchler 1804 2
King George III of the United Kingdom / Laureate head by Conrad Küchler King George III of the United Kingdom Laureate head by Conrad Küchler 1806 7
King George III of the United Kingdom / Laureate bust by Benedetto Pistrucci (Bull Head) King George III of the United Kingdom Laureate bust by Benedetto Pistrucci (Bull Head) 1816 2
King George III of the United Kingdom / Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) King George III of the United Kingdom Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate Head) 1817 12
King George III of the United Kingdom / Small Head King George III of the United Kingdom Small Head 1817 35
King George IV of the United Kingdom / Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) King George IV of the United Kingdom Portrait by Benedetto Pistrucci (Laureate head) 1821 61
King George IV of the United Kingdom / Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen King George IV of the United Kingdom Portrait by Jean Baptiste Merlen 1823 18
King George IV of the United Kingdom / Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head) King George IV of the United Kingdom Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head) 1824 12
King George IV of the United Kingdom / Portrait by William Wyon (Laureate Head) King George IV of the United Kingdom Portrait by William Wyon (Laureate Head) 1825 6
King William IV of the United Kingdom / Portrait by William Wyon King William IV of the United Kingdom Portrait by William Wyon 1830 75
King Otto of Greece / Portrait by Carl Friedrich Voigt King Otto of Greece Portrait by Carl Friedrich Voigt 1833
Queen Victoria / Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Young Head) 1838 565
Queen Victoria / Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) Queen Victoria Portrait by William Wyon (Gothic) 1847 39
Queen Victoria / Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet head) Queen Victoria Portrait by James Wyon (Fillet head) 1853 6
Queen Victoria / Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young head with banksia) 1857 23
Queen Victoria / Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Bun Head) Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Bun Head) 1860 70
James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak / Portrait by Joseph Moore James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak Portrait by Joseph Moore 1863 3
Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak / Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak Charles Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak 1870 41
Queen Victoria / Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon  (Young crowned head) Queen Victoria Portrait by Leonard Charles Wyon (Young crowned head) 1876 14
Queen Victoria / Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) Queen Victoria Portrait by Joseph Edgar Boehm (Jubilee head) 1887 81
King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria / Portrait by Аnton Scharff King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria Portrait by Аnton Scharff 1891 9
Paul Kruger / Portrait by Otto Schultz Paul Kruger Portrait by Otto Schultz 1892
Queen Victoria / Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) Queen Victoria Portrait by Sir Thomas Brock (Veiled Head) 1893 124
Prince George of Greece and Denmark / Portrait by Alfred Borrel Prince George of Greece and Denmark Portrait by Alfred Borrel 1901 4
King Edward VII of the United Kingdom / Portrait by George William de Saulles (Crowned Bust) King Edward VII of the United Kingdom Portrait by George William de Saulles (Crowned Bust) 1902 13
King Edward VII of the United Kingdom / Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) King Edward VII of the United Kingdom Portrait by George William de Saulles (Bare Head) 1902 120
(no image yet) King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria Portrait by Stefan Schwartz 1910 3
King George V of the United Kingdom / Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) King George V of the United Kingdom Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Crowned Bust) 1911 228
King George V of the United Kingdom / Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) King George V of the United Kingdom Portrait by Bertram Mackennal (Bare Head) 1911 327
King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria / Portrait by Rudolf Marschall King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria Portrait by Rudolf Marschall 1912 11
Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak / Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak 1920 17
Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria / Portrait by Lajos Berán Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria Portrait by Lajos Berán 1930 6
King George V of the United Kingdom / Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) King George V of the United Kingdom Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Bust) 1932 29
(no image yet) Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria Portrait by Percy Metcalfe 1934 3
King George VI of the United Kingdom / Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget King George VI of the United Kingdom Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget 1937 378
(no image yet) King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom Portrait by Thomas Humphrey Paget 1937 6
King George VI of the United Kingdom / Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) King George VI of the United Kingdom Portrait by Percy Metcalfe (Crowned Head) 1937 82
Queen Elizabeth II / Portrait by Cecil Thomas Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Cecil Thomas 1953 91
(no image yet) Queen Elizabeth II On Horseback, by Gilbert Ledward 1953 1
Queen Elizabeth II / Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait) 1953 525
Queen Elizabeth II / Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) 1964 509
(no image yet) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by James Berry 1979 4
Queen Elizabeth II / Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) 1985 424
(no image yet) Queen Elizabeth II Seated on Throne, by Bernard Sindall 1989 4
(no image yet) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Dora de Pédery-Hunt 1990
(no image yet) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) 1998 580
(no image yet) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Vladimir Gottwald 2000 1
(no image yet) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Susanna Blunt 2003
Queen Elizabeth II / Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) 2015 17
(no image yet) Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by James Butler 2016 2