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Blue Sheet > Australia > Commonwealth Coinage > Shilling > Elizabeth II > Type I > 1954 Shilling
Australia1954 Shilling Reverse1954 Shilling Obverse
Mintage16,188,000Reverse DesignerGeorge Kruger GrayObverse DesignerMary GillickWeight5.66 gramsSize23.5 mmCountryAustraliaDateMM1954DenominationShillingVarietyElizabeth IIPrefixMSWeight5.6550012759Size23.5EdgeReededFace CurrencyAUDFace Value0.1Mintage16188000CompositionSilver50.0%0.5Copper40.0%0.400000006Nickel5.0%0.0500000007Zinc5.0%0.0500000007Silver0.5Copper0.400000006Nickel0.0500000007Zinc0.0500000007Bullion Value$2The 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 statemint state despite the relatively high The number of coins struck of a particular designationmintagemintage 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 rollsbank roll surfacing, the number of A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state examples surviving is quite limited and higher A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state grades very difficult to source.
This coin and the 1953 1953 Shilling1420(learn more) form a 2 year series which omitted the F:D (FIDEI DEF) from the The heads side of the coinobverseobverse The inscription around the inner edge of the coinlegendlegend. Due to public outcry F:D was restored on all the 1955 issues except the half penny 1955 Half Penny1072(learn more) which would not see it until 1959 1959 Half Penny1074(learn more).
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