Information about legend: + ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA

+ ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA (1953 - 1953)
Legend+ ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA
Full textELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITTANNIARUM OMNIUM REGINA
Translation

Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of all the Britains.

United Kingdom / Halfcrown 1953

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.

This legend was only used in 1953 and was then discontinued due to anti-colonial sentiment (the "all the Britains" part is a reference to the colonies of the British Empire at the time).

+ ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA BRITT: OMN: REGINA - Example/s on coins
United Kingdom / Halfcrown 1953

Elizabeth II, Queen of All the Britains

United Kingdom / Halfcrown 1953

The legend as seen on a "Scottish" type of one shilling in copper-nickel.

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Legend: Details
Year From1953
Year To1953
CountryUnited Kingdom
PersonQueen Elizabeth II
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