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1954 Shilling

The 1954 is one of the scarcer shillings of the Elizabeth II series to acquire in
mint state despite the relatively high
mintage of about 16 million. This is due to the low number of
bank rolls surfacing, the number of
mint state examples surviving is quite limited and higher
mint state grades very difficult to source.

This coin and the 1953 (1953 Shilling) form a 2 year series which omitted the F:D (FIDEI DEF) from the
legend. Due to public outcry F:D was restored on all the 1955 issues except the half penny (1955 Half Penny) which would not see it until 1959 (1959 Half Penny).
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Reverse Designer
George Kruger Gray
Obverse Designer
Mary Gillick
23.5 mm
Silver: 50%
Copper: 40%
Nickel: 5%
Zinc: 5%
Bullion Value
1954  Shilling Reverse

1954  Shilling Reverse


Grade Value AUD
AU50 $2
AU55 $4
AU58 $6
MS62 $30
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  • mint state - A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulation
  • mintage - The number of coins struck of a particular designation
  • bank roll - A common means of distributing coins where a bank would roll coins before distributing them to branches or customers
  • obverse - The heads side of the coin
  • legend - The inscription around the inner edge of the coin

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