1963 Shillings – Elizabeth II English


The 1963 Shillings - Elizabeth II English

The Reverse shows the coat-of-arms of England. English shillings have 3 Lions where the Scottlish shilling has one Lion.

The Obverse shows a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Mary Gillick.


Mintage: 49,433,607 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 1963 ?
In the UK, Queen Elizabeth II continues her reign. Harold Macmillan resigns as Prime Minister and Alec Douglas-Hume takes over (both Conservative). In America, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated; Lyndon B. Johnson becomes the 36th President. Also in the USA there are race problems and the Vietnam War continues to escalate. C.S.Lewis dies. It's the year of the Great Train Robbery. The first episode of Doctor Who is broadcast in the UK and later in the year the Daleks make their debut. The Beatles release their first album Please, Please Me and Cliff Richard stars in the film Summer Holiday.
Elizabeth II (1952-Present)
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
General Description: Shillings
The Shilling (written 1/-) is one-twentienth of a pound, worth 12 old pence (5 new pence). It is traditionally a silver coin, but since 1947 it has been made from cupro-nickel. Shillings are known as 'Bobs'.

Shillings are old coins and the English shilling has been around since about 1549, although there were 12 pence coins before that called Testoons from about 1489. The British shillings was the continuation from 1707.

After decimalisation on 15 February 1971, the coin was replaced by the five new pence piece. Originally, the 5p coin was the same size as the shilling but was later made much smaller.
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
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1953 to 1966 Elizabeth II Cupro-Nickel English Shilling Choice of Date / Year
1953 to 1966 Elizabeth II Cupro-Nickel English Shilling Choice of Date / Year
£ 1.35
1963 one shilling 1/- coin CROWNED ENGLISH SHIELD OF ARMS, 1/- Elizabeth II T63
1963 one shilling 1/- coin CROWNED ENGLISH SHIELD OF ARMS, 1/- Elizabeth II T63
£ 0.99
1 Shilling English / Scottish 1947-1966 incl sets Discounts to 60% for 4+ items
1 Shilling English / Scottish 1947-1966 incl sets Discounts to 60% for 4+ items
£ 1.45
1963 Shillings Pair English Scottish Versions Elizabeth II x2
1963 Shillings Pair English Scottish Versions Elizabeth II x2
£ 1.49
Elizabeth II 1 Shilling English Scottish Coins Choose your date 1953 - c.1971
Elizabeth II 1 Shilling English Scottish Coins Choose your date 1953 - c.1971
£ 1.49
Elizabeth II English Shilling 1963. High Grade.
Elizabeth II English Shilling 1963. High Grade.
£ 2.99
1963 Uncirculated Elizabeth II Cupro-Nickel English Shilling
1963 Uncirculated Elizabeth II Cupro-Nickel English Shilling
£ 1.99
SHILLING ENGLISH & SCOTTISH Eliz & Geroge 99p Each Choose your Date 1947-1966
SHILLING ENGLISH & SCOTTISH Eliz & Geroge 99p Each Choose your Date 1947-1966
£ 0.99

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