Q:

What are the Elizabeth II coins?

A:

Quick Answer

Elizabeth II coins are coins carrying the head of Queen Elizabeth II on them. All British coins and the majority of the 53 member countries of the Commonwealth carry the head of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse side of the coin.

Know More
What are the Elizabeth II coins?
Credit: Elliott Brown CC-BY-2.0

Full Answer

The original coins with the head of Queen Elizabeth II carried a likeness of her as she looked in 1953. As she began to age, the head of the coin changed. The likeness now reflects a queen who, as of September, 2014, has been on the throne for over 62 years. As of 1992, Hong Kong no longer uses Queen Elizabeth II head on coins, but there are still many of these coins in circulation, and they continue to be legal tender.

Learn More

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you polish coins?

    A:

    Cleaning coins is a simple process and it only requires a few household items, which are soap, a towel, a plastic container and both distilled and tap water.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are centavo coins?

    A:

    Centavo coins are currencies used in many countries that have Spanish as the official language, including Mexico, Guatemala and Ecuador. These coins usually have identical size and value to the U.S. cent. They are available in one, five, 10, 25 and 50 centavo denominations.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What coins are valuable?

    A:

    Three of the most valuable coins in the United States are the 1913 Liberty Head V Nickel, the 1893 S Morgan Silver Dollar and the 1901 Morgan Silver Dollar, according to CoinTrackers.com. Other extremely valuable coins are the 1889 CC Morgan Silver Dollar and the 1895 O Morgan Silver Dollar.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How much are my English coins worth?

    A:

    As of 2014, there are eight coins circulated in the British currency system, which include the one pence, two pence, five pence, ten pence, twenty pence, fifty pence, one Pound and two Pound coins. The reverse designs on each coin is changed annually, according to About.com.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore