Summary

1/12 Shilling, Issued by Jersey, 1954
Liberation 1945 Commemorative
Minted by Royal Mint, London

Obverse Description

Crowned and draped bust of the Queen facing right; around below, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND, the artist's intials, CT, incuse on bust truncation

Reverse Description

Plain shield charged with three lions, passant guardant in pale (ie. walking to left with heads facing viewer arranged beneath one another); around above, ISLAND OF JERSEY; around below in two lines, ONE TWELFTH OF A SHILLING / LIBERATED 1945

Edge Description

Plain

Significance

The date on this coin records that of the Liberation of Jersey from German occupation, not the date the coin was struck. This commemorative type of coin was struck for circulation in 1949, 1950, 1952 and, this piece, with the bust of Elizabeth II in 1954.

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