Elizabeth II was born on 21st April 1926. She acceded to the throne in February 1952 after the death of King George VI and was crowned Queen of England at Westminster Abbey in June 1953.
When the first coinage of Elizabeth II was struck in 1953, the pound was divided into 240 “old pence”. A halfcrown had a value of two shillings and sixpence, being one-eighth of a pound. There were 20 shillings to the pound and 12 old pence to one shilling. The sixpence had a value of six pennies. Silver coloured coins were made from cupro-nickel, an alloy of copper and nickel.
This Elizabeth II coin pack contains 5 coins, a sixpence, shilling, florin, halfcrown and crown, all held in a clear blister on a card. The card has the image of a Union Jack and the Royal coat of arms on the front and historical information on the reverse.