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Shilling


Elizabeth II Type II (1955 - 63)
The ram design continued into this type right until the introduction of decimal currency with the conclusion of the shilling series in 1963. This type features a slightly reworded
obverse
legend, 'ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA F:D', ('Elizabeth II, by the grace of god, queen, defender of the faith'), after public outcry that the previous type omitted 'FIDEI DEF' ('defender of the faith').

Several
mint rolls have appeared from all dates in the 1960s a few 1959 rolls a substantial hoard of 1957 shillings has turned up (Pacific Rim Coins, 2002). All other dates are quite scarce especially if sought in the upper
mint state grades though the 1955 and 1956 usually have a price to match. The 1958 is another elusive date, however when it does turn up it tends to average much higher than the earlier years.

All dates in the series were struck at the Melbourne mint and do not display any
mintmarks.
Contents
Business Strikes
Proof Strikes
Currently Available
Glossary
References
Reverse Designer
George Kruger Gray
Obverse Designer
Mary Gillick
Weight
5.65 grams
Size
23.5 mm
Composition
Silver: 50%
Copper: 40%
Nickel: 5%
Zinc: 5%
Bullion Value
$1.96
Shilling - Type II Elizabeth II Reverse
Reverse

Shilling - Type II Elizabeth II Reverse
Obverse

Business Strikes

  Mintage     AU50 AU55 AU58 MS63 MS64 MS65 MS66 MS67
1955 7,492,000     $4 $14 $36 $170 Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription

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1956 6,064,000     $2 $12 $32 $185
1957 12,668,000     $3 $6 $8 $26
1958 7,412,000     $3 $5 $12 $44
1959 10,876,000     $4 $4 $7 $20
1960 14,512,000     $3 $3 $4 $24
1961 31,864,000     $2 $3 $4 $16
1962 6,592,000     $4 $4 $6 $20
1963 10,072,000     $4 $4 $6 $12

Proof Strikes

  Mintage     PR64 PR65 PR66 PR67
1955 Proof 1,200     $135 Values for higher grade coins are only available with a subscription

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1956 Proof 1,507     $240
1957 Proof 1,256     $120
1958 Proof 1,506     $175
1959 Proof 1,506     $170
1960 Proof 1,509     $150
1961 Proof 1,506     $80
1962 Proof 2,016     $115
1963 Proof 5,042     $60

Currently Available

Australia Elizabeth II - 1956 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $60.00 (4 bids)
Estimate: $280 - $340
Bidders: 4
Lot 51 PCGS PR64 16 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
07-May-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1956 Shilling Current Bid: $95.00 (3 bids)
Estimate: $270 - $320
Bidders: 3
Lot 144 PCGS MS64 16 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Pre-Decimal Coins
07-May-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1956 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $93.00 (2 bids)
Estimate: $2500 - $3000
Bidders: 2
Lot 8824 PCGS PR67 37 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
28-May-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
A HIGHLIGHT OF THIS SALE
Australia Elizabeth II - 1957 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $160.00 (10 bids)
Estimate: $440 - $525
Bidders: 4
Lot 52 PCGS PR66 16 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
07-May-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1958 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $130.00 (8 bids)
Estimate: $360 - $430
Bidders: 4
Lot 53 PCGS PR66 16 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
07-May-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1958 Proof Shilling Reserve: $1.00
Estimate: $290 - $360
Lot 9369 PCGS PR66 121 days
NumisBid Auction #36
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
20-August-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1958 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $86.00 (7 bids)
Estimate: $360 - $430
Bidders: 2
Lot 8153 PCGS PR66 37 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
28-May-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1958 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $360 - $430
Bidders: 1
Lot 8594 PCGS PR66 93 days
NumisBid Auction #35
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
23-July-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1958 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $20.00 (2 bids)
Estimate: $360 - $430
Bidders: 2
Lot 8582 PCGS PR66 59 days
NumisBid Auction #34
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
19-June-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1959 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $56.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $220 - $260
Bidders: 2
Lot 8648 PCGS PR65 37 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
28-May-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1959 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $75.00 (3 bids)
Estimate: $220 - $260
Bidders: 3
Lot 54 PCGS PR65 16 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
07-May-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1960 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $111.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $450 - $550
Bidders: 2
Lot 8192 PCGS PR66 37 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
28-May-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1960 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $210.00 (2 bids)
Estimate: $450 - $550
Bidders: 2
Lot 55 PCGS PR66 16 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
07-May-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961 Shilling Current Bid: $1.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $32 - $38
Bidders: 2
Lot 5482 PCGS MS65 37 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Pre-Decimal Coins
28-May-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961 Shilling Current Bid: $1.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $32 - $38
Bidders: 2
Lot 5484 PCGS MS65 59 days
NumisBid Auction #34
Pre-Decimal Coins
19-June-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961 Shilling Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $32 - $38
Bidders: 1
Lot 5488 PCGS MS65 93 days
NumisBid Auction #35
Pre-Decimal Coins
23-July-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961 Shilling Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $55 - $65
Bidders: 1
Lot 7413 PCGS MS66 121 days
NumisBid Auction #36
Pre-Decimal Coins
20-August-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $161.00 (8 bids)
Estimate: $525 - $625
Bidders: 4
Lot 56 PCGS PR66 16 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
07-May-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961 Shilling Current Bid: $20.00 (2 bids)
Estimate: $55 - $65
Bidders: 2
Lot 7412 PCGS MS66 93 days
NumisBid Auction #35
Pre-Decimal Coins
23-July-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961 Shilling Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $55 - $65
Bidders: 1
Lot 7411 PCGS MS66 93 days
NumisBid Auction #35
Pre-Decimal Coins
23-July-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961 Shilling Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $60 - $70
Bidders: 1
Lot 6893 PCGS MS66 59 days
NumisBid Auction #34
Pre-Decimal Coins
19-June-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961 Shilling Current Bid: $1.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $60 - $70
Bidders: 2
Lot 6709 PCGS MS66 59 days
NumisBid Auction #34
Pre-Decimal Coins
19-June-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961 Shilling Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $60 - $70
Bidders: 1
Lot 6692 PCGS MS66 37 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Pre-Decimal Coins
28-May-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961 Shilling Current Bid: $21.00 (7 bids)
Estimate: $60 - $70
Bidders: 4
Lot 146 PCGS MS66 16 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Pre-Decimal Coins
07-May-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961 Shilling Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $55 - $65
Bidders: 1
Lot 7414 PCGS MS66 121 days
NumisBid Auction #36
Pre-Decimal Coins
20-August-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961 Shilling Current Bid: $21.50 (4 bids)
Estimate: $60 - $70
Bidders: 3
Lot 5486 PCGS MS66 37 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Pre-Decimal Coins
28-May-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961 Shilling Current Bid: $25.01 (5 bids)
Estimate: $60 - $70
Bidders: 5
Lot 145 PCGS MS66 16 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Pre-Decimal Coins
07-May-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $111.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $525 - $625
Bidders: 2
Lot 8165 PCGS PR66 37 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
28-May-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961 Shilling Current Bid: $1.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $10 - $12
Bidders: 2
Lot 453 Uncertified Uncirculated 18 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961 Shilling Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $6 - $8
Bidders: 1
Lot 9122 Uncertified Uncirculated 61 days
NumisBid Auction #34
Other Australian Coins
21-June-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1961 Shilling Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $6 - $8
Bidders: 1
Lot 9121 Uncertified Uncirculated 39 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Other Australian Coins
30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1962 Shilling Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $32 - $40
Bidders: 1
Lot 8973 PCGS MS65 37 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Pre-Decimal Coins
28-May-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1962 Shilling Current Bid: $15.00 (3 bids)
Estimate: $40 - $48
Bidders: 3
Lot 147 PCGS MS65 16 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Pre-Decimal Coins
07-May-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1962 Shilling Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $24 - $36
Bidders: 1
Lot 8974 PCGS MS65 59 days
NumisBid Auction #34
Pre-Decimal Coins
19-June-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1962 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $430 - $500
Bidders: 1
Lot 8591 PCGS PR66 37 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
28-May-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1962 Shilling Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $160 - $200
Bidders: 1
Lot 8972 PCGS MS66 93 days
NumisBid Auction #35
Pre-Decimal Coins
23-July-2014 7:30 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1962 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $20.00 (4 bids)
Estimate: $430 - $500
Bidders: 3
Lot 57 PCGS PR66 16 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
07-May-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1962 Shilling Current Bid: $1.50 (2 bids)
Estimate: $12 - $14
Bidders: 2
Lot 455 Uncertified Uncirculated 18 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1962 Shilling Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $12 - $14
Bidders: 1
Lot 454 Uncertified Uncirculated 18 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1962 Shilling Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $12 - $14
Bidders: 1
Lot 5979 Uncertified Uncirculated 61 days
NumisBid Auction #34
Other Australian Coins
21-June-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1962 Shilling Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $12 - $14
Bidders: 1
Lot 5978 Uncertified Uncirculated 39 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Other Australian Coins
30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1963 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $67.09 (6 bids)
Estimate: $320 - $390
Bidders: 2
Lot 7588 PCGS PR66 59 days
NumisBid Auction #34
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
19-June-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1963 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $20.00 (4 bids)
Estimate: $260 - $310
Bidders: 4
Lot 58 PCGS PR66 16 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
07-May-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1963 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $38.00 (2 bids)
Estimate: $490 - $600
Bidders: 2
Lot 8175 PCGS PR67 93 days
NumisBid Auction #35
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
23-July-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1963 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $27.00 (2 bids)
Estimate: $440 - $525
Bidders: 2
Lot 6866 PCGS PR67 37 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
28-May-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1963 Proof Shilling Current Bid: $60.00 (2 bids)
Estimate: $490 - $600
Bidders: 2
Lot 8178 PCGS PR67 121 days
NumisBid Auction #36
Pre-Decimal Proof Coins
20-August-2014 7:10 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1963 Shilling Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $10 - $12
Bidders: 1
Lot 456 Uncertified Uncirculated 18 days
NumisBid Auction #32
Other Australian Coins
09-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
Australia Elizabeth II - 1963 Shilling Current Bid: $1.00 (1 bid)
Estimate: $10 - $12
Bidders: 1
Lot 9124 Uncertified Uncirculated 39 days
NumisBid Auction #33
Other Australian Coins
30-May-2014 7:00 PM AEST
Walter Eigner Pty Ltd
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Member Since: Jul-2013
 

Glossary

  • obverse - The heads side of the coin
  • legend - The inscription around the inner edge of the coin
  • mint roll - A common means of distributing coins where a mint stores coins in paper rolls before distributing them to banks
  • mint state - A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulation
  • mintmark - A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coin

Numismatic Glossary - View the full glossary of numismatic terms.

References


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