Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English and the year.
This legend is displayed on circulating British coinage issued during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II whre, for design reasons, the value and date are not shown on the reverse and have been moved to the obverse.
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. Below, you can find a list of the individual coins that had it on their obverse.