Elizabeth II, 1953 Coronation Set / 'Plastic Set'
In 1953, for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Mint issued new coins with the Queen’s portrait. For the first time ever, they issued all the coins from the Farthing to the
Halfcrown in a plastic wallet. So this set became known as the ‘Plastic Set’.
You get the Farthing, Halfpenny, Penny, Brass Threepence, Sixpence, English Shilling, Scottish Shilling, Florin and Halfcrown, all in the plastic wallet as issued. Of course, over the past 65 years the wallet
has become a little bit brittle and the coins a little mellowed in toning. They are important
one year type coins and the first coins of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.
But, and this is a very important point, the 1953 coins are all unique type coins. In 1954 they changed the legend and therefore the 1953 coins are all unique one year type coins. Available here with light toning.