1953 Plastic Set light tone
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
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.