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

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

1953

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designer

Mary Gaskell Gillick

(1881-1965, London, England)

Gold

Diameter: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Weight: 4.05 g (0.14 oz.)

The Norweb Collection 1969.225

Location

Did you know?

The springbok is a medium-sized antelope found mainly in southern and southwestern Africa.

Description

Mary Gaskell Gillick was a sculptor best known for designing the effigy of Elizabeth II that was used on coinage in the United Kingdom from 1953 to 1970. Her design was notable for portraying the queen uncrowned. This coin was struck at the mint in South Africa.

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

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