The reverse ram design continued into this type, while after the coronation of Elizabeth II in late 1952, the obverse design changed to the bust of Elizabeth II facing to the right with the
legend, ELIZABETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA ('Elizabeth
II, by the grace of god, queen'), designed by Mary Gillick. This
was only used in 1953 and 1954, and was then altered due to public outcry over the omission of FIDEI DEF ('defender of
the faith').Both years are relatively easy to acquire in mint state with some
mint rolls found of 1954, though are almost always toned due to the paper used in rolling; however, obtaining either
date above MS65 can be very difficult. Both issues were struck from the Melbourne Mint and no mint marks were used.
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