Since assuming the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has been the face of numismatics. Her portrait has appeared on more coins and banknotes than any other individual who ever lived. In 1971, the first year of currency decimalization, her effigy adorned over 5 billion coins in Great Britain alone. She has graced currency throughout the British Commonwealth, from Australia to Canada, South Africa to St. Kitts—and this has happened for over 70 years. Hers is arguably the most recognized face in the world. Her Majesty was
the undisputed queen of numismatics.
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This is a half-dollar banknote issued in the Bahamas, bearing the portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth II.