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help with evaluation of a 1955 shilling

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Domino
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 Posted 05/06/2006  03:03 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Domino to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

i have a 1955 one shilling and I don't know how much it is worth.

on the "heads" side it has elizebeth the II on a side view and it has the words ELIZEBETH II DEI GRATIA REGINA and then a small cross.

on the "tails" side it has a coat of arms with a lion on it and a crown on top with the words FID DEF and ONE SHILLING surrounding it.

everything is clearly visible and the 1955 the 19 is on one side of the coat-of-arms and the 55 on the other.

no mould.

could someone plz tell me what it is worth.

Edited by lim118
05/06/2006 04:44 am
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 Posted 05/06/2006  03:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Domino.

This is a British, coin not an Australian coin.
You might want to re-post it in the Britsh section in this forum for more exposure.

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 Posted 05/06/2006  08:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just one lion on the shield? That's a "Scottish" shilling.

Interesting, but sadly, it's extremely common, and not made of silver (unlike Aussie shillings of the same date). CV is 15 to 35 circulated; no point trying to sell it, in my opinion. In Britain, it's probably still worth 10 decimal pence, but in Oz or NZ your best "value" would be obtained by spending it in a vending machine for 10.
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