Pound: Elizabeth II (obverse); Springbok (reverse)

Pound: Elizabeth II (obverse); Springbok (reverse)

1953

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designer

Mary Gaskell Gillick

(1881-1965, London, England)

Gold

Diameter: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Weight: 7.994 g (0.28 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.224

Location

Did you know?

Mary Gaskell Gillick's design was notable for portraying the queen uncrowned.

Description

During the British Empire and early British Commonwealth period there were branches of the Royal Mint in Canada, South Africa, India, and Australia. At one time or another all struck sovereigns. The piece is marked £1, the other name for the sovereign. One side features a young portrait of Elizabeth II designed by sculptor Mary Gaskell Gillick. The other side features a springbok, a medium-sized antelope found mainly in southern and southwestern Africa.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Numismatics
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Coins
Medium: 
Gold
Credit line: 
The Norweb Collection

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