Information about legend: + ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :

+ ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : (1954 - )
Legend+ ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D :
Full textELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA FIDEI DEFENSATRIX
Translation

Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.

Australia / Penny 1962

This legend was displayed on Australian coinage between 1954 and 1964, and on British coinage since 1954 during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. It is associated with Mary Gillick's effigy (known as the First Portrait) of Her Majesty. On circulating coinage it was superseded by Arnold Machin's effigy (Second Portrait), but the Queen decided to retain it on Maundy money.

By long-standing tradition, the legends of ruling British monarchs are rendered in Latin. On coinage, these are abbreviated because of the limited space available. After decimalisation though, Australia switched to legends in English on its new currency in 1966 (namely, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]).

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.

Below, you can find a list of the individual coins that have this legend on their obverse.

Note: on some coins, the legend is rendered as ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : (no cross) for which see separate list.

+ ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : - Example/s on coins
Australia / Penny 1962

Legend in Latin on Australian coinage

Australia / Penny 1962

Apart from the coinage of the United Kingdom, this legend in Latin was also displayed on Australian pre-decimal coinage. At decimalisation, Australian legends changed to English while the United Kingdom preserved Latin for its decimal coinage.

+ ELIZABETH · II · DEI · GRATIA · REGINA · F : D : - (375) Coins (Page 1 of 4)
CountryCoin NameMintageEffigy
Australia Florin 1954 Royal Visit 4,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Farthing 1954 6,566,400 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Fourpence 1954 (Maundy) 1,050 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Halfpenny 1954 19,375,200 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Penny 1954 1 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Penny 1954 (Maundy) 1,088 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Threepence 1954 (Brass) 41,720,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Threepence 1954 (Maundy) 1,076 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Twopence 1954 (Maundy) 1,020 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Halfpenny 1955 9,343,021 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Penny 1955 17,447,101 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Shilling 1955 7,493,200 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Sixpence 1955 14,249,200 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Threepence 1955 27,089,040 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Farthing 1955 5,779,200 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Fourpence 1955 (Maundy) 1,082 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Halfpenny 1955 18,465,600 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Penny 1955 (Maundy) 1,036 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Threepence 1955 (Brass) 41,075,200 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Threepence 1955 (Maundy) 1,082 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Twopence 1955 (Maundy) 1,082 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Florin 1956 8,091,500 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Penny 1956 25,994,917 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Shilling 1956 6,065,500 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Sixpence 1956 7,905,500 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Threepence 1956 14,089,500 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Farthing 1956 1,996,800 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Fourpence 1956 (Maundy) 1,088 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Halfpenny 1956 21,799,200 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Penny 1956 (Maundy) 1,100 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Threepence 1956 (Brass) 36,901,600 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Threepence 1956 (Maundy) 1,088 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Twopence 1956 (Maundy) 1,088 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Florin 1957 9,279,256 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Penny 1957 15,979,112 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Shilling 1957 12,669,256 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Sixpence 1957 13,753,256 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Threepence 1957 26,705,256 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Fourpence 1957 (Maundy) 1,094 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Halfpenny 1957 39,672,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Penny 1957 (Maundy) 1,168 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Sovereign 1957 2,072,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Threepence 1957 (Brass) 24,294,400 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Threepence 1957 (Maundy) 1,094 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Twopence 1957 (Maundy) 1,094 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Florin 1958 8,973,506 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Penny 1958 24,443,334 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Shilling 1958 7,413,506 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Sixpence 1958 17,945,506 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Threepence 1958 11,249,506 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Fourpence 1958 (Maundy) 1,100 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Halfpenny 1958 66,283,200 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Penny 1958 (Maundy) 1,112 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Sovereign 1958 8,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Threepence 1958 (Brass) 20,504,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Threepence 1958 (Maundy) 1,100 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Twopence 1958 (Maundy) 1,164 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Florin 1959 3,501,506 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Halfpenny 1959 10,167,906 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Penny 1959 16,048,136 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Shilling 1959 10,877,506 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Sixpence 1959 11,729,506 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Threepence 1959 19,889,508 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Fourpence 1959 (Maundy) 1,106 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Halfpenny 1959 79,224,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Penny 1959 (Maundy) 1,118 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Sovereign 1959 1,385,228 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Threepence 1959 (Brass) 28,499,200 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Threepence 1959 (Maundy) 1,172 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Twopence 1959 (Maundy) 1,106 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Florin 1960 15,761,509 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Halfpenny 1960 17,812,870 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Penny 1960 20,516,230 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Shilling 1960 14,513,509 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Sixpence 1960 18,593,509 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Threepence 1960 19,601,509 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Crown 1960 1,094,038 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Fourpence 1960 (Maundy) 1,180 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Halfpenny 1960 41,340,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Penny 1960 (Maundy) 1,124 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Threepence 1960 (Brass) 83,078,400 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Threepence 1960 (Maundy) 1,112 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Twopence 1960 (Maundy) 1,112 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Florin 1961 9,453,506 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Halfpenny 1961 20,184,080 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Penny 1961 30,608,240 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Shilling 1961 31,865,506 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Sixpence 1961 9,153,506 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Threepence 1961 33,841,506 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Fourpence 1961 (Maundy) 1,188 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Penny 1961 39,703,000 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Penny 1961 (Maundy) 1,200 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Threepence 1961 (Brass) 41,102,400 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Threepence 1961 (Maundy) 1,118 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
United Kingdom Twopence 1961 (Maundy) 1,118 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Florin 1962 13,750,016 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Halfpenny 1962 10,259,624 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Penny 1962 34,852,664 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Shilling 1962 6,594,016 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
Australia Sixpence 1962 44,818,016 Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait, by Mary Gillick
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Legend: Details
Year From1954
Year To
PersonQueen Elizabeth II
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