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1953 Sixpence

Elizabeth II


1953 Sixpence Reverse1953 Sixpence Obverse Mintage1,152,000Reverse DesignerW. H. J. BlakemoreObverse DesignerMary GillickWeight2.83 gramsSize19 mmCountryAustraliaDateMM1953DenominationSixpenceVarietyElizabeth IIPrefixMSWeight2.82750001589Size19EdgeReededFace CurrencyAUDFace Value0.05Mintage115200013401953 SixpenceCompositionSilver50.0%0.5Copper40.0%0.400000006Nickel5.0%0.0500000007Zinc5.0%0.0500000007Silver0.5Copper0.400000006Nickel0.0500000007Zinc0.0500000007Bullion Value$1
The Blakemore reverse design continued into this type, while after the coronation of Elizabeth II in late 1952, the The heads side of the coinobverseobverse design changed to the bust of Elizabeth II facing to the right with the The inscription around the inner edge of the coinlegendlegend, ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA ('Elizabeth II, by the grace of god, queen'), designed by Mary Gillick. This The inscription around the inner edge of the coinlegendlegend was only used in 1953 and 1954, then was altered due to public outcry over the omission of 'FIDEI DEF' ('defender of the faith').

The 1953 is the scarcer of the two years and is quite difficult to source in A state of a coin that shows no signs of circulationmint statemint state. The 1954 is relatively easy to acquire with many A common means of distributing coins where a mint stores coins in paper rolls before distributing them to banksmint rollsmint roll being found.

Both issues were struck from the Melbourne mint and no A marking, usually a letter or dot that signifies which mint struck a particular coinmintmarksmintmark were used.


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