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1954 Shilling

Elizabeth II

Australia

1954 Shilling Reverse1954 Shilling Obverse Mintage16,188,000Reverse DesignerGeorge Kruger GrayObverse DesignerMary GillickWeight5.66 gramsSize23.5 mmCompositionSilver50.0%Copper40.0%Nickel5.0%Zinc5.0%Bullion Value$1.92
The 1954 is one of the scarcer shillings of the Elizabeth II series to acquire in A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint state despite the relatively high The number of coins struck of a particular designationmintage of about 16 million. This is due to the low number of A common means of distributing coins where a bank would roll coins before distributing them to branches or customersbank rolls surfacing, the number of A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint state examples surviving is quite limited and higher A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint state grades very difficult to source.

This coin and the 1953 (learn more) form a 2 year series which omitted the F:D (FIDEI DEF) from the The heads side of the coinobverse The inscription around the inner edge of the coinlegend. Due to public outcry F:D was restored on all the 1955 issues except the half penny (learn more) which would not see it until 1959 (learn more).
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