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Coin - 1 Shilling, Australia, 1956 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 5178

Summary:
Australia
Shilling 1956 (AD)
Mint: Melbourne
Description:
A silver coin (23.5 mm diameter with milled edge) featuring a laureate head of Elizabeth II facing right with the legend, + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA F: D:. The reverse features a ram's head facing three-quarters left; around above, AUSTRALIA, around below between two Federation stars, SHILLING . 1956. The artist's initials, KG is in the field above the star on the right.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23.5 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.655 g (Weight)

More information

Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926- ), Melbourne Mint, Medal Makers, Victoria, Australia, Deputy Masters of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint, Closure of Melbourne Mint, Melbourne Mint during World War II, Establishment of Melbourne Mint, 1872, Melbourne Mint
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Pre-decimal
DateEra: 1956 AD
Denomination: 1 Shilling
Obverse Description: Head of Elizabeth II, laureate right; around, + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F: D:
Reverse Description: Ram's head facing three-quarters left; around above, AUSTRALIA, around below between two Federation stars, SHILLING . 1956. The artist's initials, KG is in the field above the star on the right.
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: + ELIZABETH . II . DEI . GRATIA . REGINA . F: D:
Reverse: AUSTRALIA SHILLING 1956 KG
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: HM Queen Elizabeth II, Australia, 1956
Mint: Melbourne (Mint)
Artist: Mary Gillick
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London

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