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Australia 1953 Shilling

Mint:Melbourne Mintage:12,204,000 Milling:Reeded
Weight:5.65 grams Diameter:23.5 mm Composition:50% Silver, 40% Copper, 5% Nickel, 5% Zinc
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Wear
Obverse 5 - English
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Wear
Reverse B - London
Designer: Mary Gillick (Initials 'M.G.' incuse on truncation)
Design:Right facing profile of Elizabeth II
Legend:ELIZABETH ♦ II ♦ DEI ♦ GRATIA ♦ REGINA +
Denticle Count:102 beads
Mint mark: None
Characteristics:
Designer: George Edward Kruger-Gray (Initials 'K.G' to right of Ram)
Design:* Merino Ram *
Legend:AUSTRALIA SHILLING •
Denticle Count:98 thick & 98 thin teeth
Mint mark: None
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Value
BM
Ad
NP
8
Good
VG10
10
VG
F12
12
about F
F15
15
Fine
VF20
20
good F
VF25
25
about VF
VF30
30
Very Fine
VF35
35
good VF
EF40
40
about EF
EF45
45
Ext Fine
AU50
50
good EF
AU53
53
about Unc
AU55
58+
virt Unc
AU58
58-60
Uncirc
MS60
58-61
Uncirc
MS61
58-62
Uncirc
MS62
63-64
Choice Unc
MS63
64-65
near Gem
MS64
65-66
Gem
MS65
66-67
Gem
MS66
67-68
Gem
MS67
68
near Flaw
MS68
69
virt Flaw
MS69
70
Flawless
MS70
Proof
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
BV
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
1
 
$8
+
NGC
3
 
PCGS
9
 
$15
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$25
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
1
 
$35
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
21
 
$50
+
NGC
5
 
PCGS
23
 
$75
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
63
5
$125
+
NGC
7
 
PCGS
46
2
$250
+
NGC
1
 
PCGS
16
2
$400
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
$800
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
-
+
NGC
 
 
PCGS
 
 
Y
BM
Benchmark
Ad
Adjectival
NP
NGC/PCGS
Collectable grades
Does not exist by definition

Investment grades
-
Unlikely to exist

Aspirational grades
BV
Bullion or metal value

Not known in these grades
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Value as above
Proof
Y (Yes)
N (Not known)
Last updated February 2020
Notes:
The obverse stops on this date are diamond shaped to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.