|Legend||+ ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA|
|Full text||ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITTANNIARUM OMNIUM REGINA|
(from Latin) Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of all the Britains.
The cross was used on Medieval English coins to assist in reading the (somewhat cryptic at the time) legends by showing where the legend starts. Later, some other symbols were also used in its place serving also the role of mint marks.
The rest of the legend ("FID DEF" for "FIDEI DEFENSATRIX", Defender of the Faith) is on the reverse of the coin.
|Shilling 1953 English||41,982,894||Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)|
|Two Shillings (Florin) 1953||11,998,710||Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)|
|Shilling 1953 Scottish||20,703,528||Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)|
|Sixpence 1953||70,363,876||Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)|
|Halfcrown 1953||3,923,214||Portrait by Mary Gillick (First Portrait)|