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There are 53 countries belonging to the Commonwealth of Nations. Most, if not all of them will have Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse of at least some of their coins.

See the link below for a list of Commonwealth countries.

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Queen Elizabeth II has been featured on the coins of more different countries than any other person (living or dead) or allegorical character in history.

Her effigy is currently (as of 201) featured on the some or all of the regular coinage and/or commemorative coinage of the following 33 countries, dependencies, former colonies and Overseas Territories:

Alderney (One of the 9 Channel Islands and a dependency of The "Bailiwick" of Guernsey, which is itself a British Crown Dependency under the jurisdiction of The United Kingdom; mostly commemorative issues)

Ascension Island (A constituent part of the British Overseas Territory of St. Helena; mostly commemorative issues; SEE Saint Helena & Ascension, below)

Australia (Circulating, commemorative & bullion coinage)

Belize (Formerly, British Honduras)

Bermuda (British Overseas Territory)

British Antarctic Territory

British Indian Ocean Territories

British Virgin Islands (British Overseas Territory)

Canada (Circulating, commemorative & bullion coinage)

Cayman Islands (British Overseas Territory)

Cook Islands (A former dependency of New Zealand, now an independent nation in a "free-association" with New Zealand)

East Caribbean States (A monetary union of several British island territories in the Caribbean, some of whom also issue their own commemorative coinage, but these countries do not separately feature QE II on circulating coinage; Formerly, "British Caribbean Territories - Eastern Group" and, briefly, "East Caribbean Territories")

Falkland Islands (British Overseas Territory)

Fiji Islands (Former Commonwealth nation that still uses QE II on their coins, but has announced that she will no longer appear on future issues, beginning in 2012)

Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory)

Gough Island (An island in the Tristan da Cunha Island group, which is a constituent part of the British Overseas Territory of St. Helena; NCLT - non-circulating legal tender coins, issued for collectors)

Guernsey (A British Crown Dependency under the jurisdiction of The United Kingdom; officially the "Bailiwick of Guernsey")

Isle of Man (A British Crown Dependency)

Jersey (A British Crown Dependency under the jurisdiction of The United Kingdom; officially the "Bailiwick of Jersey")

New Zealand (Circulating, commemorative & bullion coinage)

Nightingale Island (An island in the Tristan da Cunha Island group, which is a constituent part of the British Overseas Territory of St. Helena; NCLT - non-circulating legal tender coins, issued for collectors)

Niue Islands (A former dependency of New Zealand; now, self-governing in a free association with New Zealand)

Pitcairn Islands (A British Overseas Territory)

Saint Helena (A British Overseas Territory; mostly commemorative issues; SEE BELOW)

Saint Helena & Ascension (A British Overseas Territory comprised of Saint Helena Island with constituents of Ascension Island and the Tristan da Cunha Islands - standard coinage for the Territory is issued from Saint Helena & Ascension and, separately from Tristan da Cunha, while each of the 3 individual islands also issue commemorative coinage in their own names; additionally 3 other islands, which are part of the Tristan da Cunha Islands, issue NCLT - non-circulating legal tender coins, issued for collectors: Gough, Nightingale & Stoltenhoff Islands)

Solomon Islands (Former British Protectorate)

South Georgia & The South Sandwich Islands(Dependencies of the British Overseas Territory of the Falkland Islands)

Stoltenhoff Island (An island in the Tristan da Cunha Island group, which is a constituent part of the British Overseas Territory of St. Helena; NCLT - non-circulating legal tender coins, issued for collectors)

Tokelau Islands (A Territory of New Zealand)

Tristan da Cunha (A constituent part of the British Overseas Territory of St. Helena; mostly commemorative issues; SEE Saint Helena & Ascension, above)

Turks & Caicos Islands (British Overseas Territory)

Tuvalu (Formerly, the Ellice Islands, a British Crown Colony with the Gilbert Islands, which are now known as Kiribati - SEE NEXT SECTION)

United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (Circulating, commemorative & bullion coinage) NOTE: The United Kingdom sometimes issues coins that feature separate reverses with the national emblems of it's 4 constituent countries: England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. Therefore, a collector of Queen Elizabeth II coins may also wish to include examples of these 4 types plus a United Kingdom emblem coin, to bring the total for a series of United Kingdom coins to 5 individual examples.

Additionally, Queen Elizabeth II has also been featured on past and/or commemorative coinage of the following 43 countries, dependencies, colonies and territories:

Antigua & Barbuda (Part of the East Caribbean States; Only one commemorative issue: 1985 Royal Visit, in C/N or Silver Proof; very difficult to obtain)

Bahama Islands (& The Commonwealth of The Bahamas)

[Can be collected as 2 different geographical locations]

Barbados (Only commemorative issues)

British Honduras (Now called Belize)

British Caribbean Territories - Eastern Group

(Replaced, briefly, by "The East Caribbean Territories" ultimately by the current "East Caribbean States")

British East Africa (Former protectorate comprised of 5 former territories: Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, Zanzibar & British Somaliland)

British West Africa (A monetary union of 4 former territories: Gambia [The Gambie], Sierra Leone, Nigeria & The Gold Coast [now, Ghana]; One issue only: 1957-H 3-pence; This is, by far, the most difficult piece to obtain and expensive in any grade; while some publications list the issue as 800,000, this number is erroneous and the actual issue was originally only 800 pieces, few examples of which remain today)

Ceylon (Fomer British Crown Colony; subsequently, a Dominion; now, The Republic of Sri Lanka)

Cyprus (Former British Crown Colony)

Dominica (Part of the East Caribbean States; Only two commemorative issues: 1979 Papal Visit & 1985 Royal Visit, either one in both C/N or Silver Proof; difficult to obtain either one)

East Caribbean Territories (Transitional period between "British Caribbean Territories - Eastern Group" and "East Caribbean States" with only a few commemorative issues)

Gambia (The Gambie) (Former British Crown Colony)

Ghana (Former British Colony of the Gold Coast; Only commemorative issues)

Grenada (Part of the East Caribbean States; Only one commemorative issue: 1985 Royal Visit, in C/N or Silver Proof; difficult to obtain)

Guyana (Formerly part of the British Caribbean Territories - Eastern Group; Only one commemorative issue: 1994 Royal Visit Silver Proof with a small conjoined busts portrait, depicted with The Duke of Edinburgh; very difficult to obtain, without buying an expensive set of 6 coins)

Hong Kong (Now part of the People's Republic of [Communist] China)

Jamaica (Former British Crown Colony; Colonial issues and one commemorative issue: 1994 Royal Visit Silver Proof with a small conjoined busts portrait, depicted with The Duke of Edinburgh; very difficult to obtain, without buying an expensive set of 6 coins)

Kiribati (Formerly, the Gilbert Islands, a British Crown Colony with the Ellice Islands (which are now known as Tuvalu) - SEE PREVIOUS SECTION; Only one commemorative issue; VERY difficult to obtain)

Lesotho (Former British Colony of Basutholand; Only commemorative issues; very difficult to obtain in any version, with gold issues of less than 1,000 pieces, each, in both proof and uncirculated versions)

Liberia (Only commemorative issues)

Malawi (Former British Protectorate of Nyasaland [with {Northern} Rhodesia]; Only commemorative issues)

Malaya & British (North) Borneo (Former Currency Commission for several Southeast Asian British Territories)

Mauritius (Former British Crown Colony)

Nauru (Former German protectorate; In 1923, jurisdiction was awarded to Australia in a trustee mandate, by the League of Nations, with New Zealand and The United Kingdom as co-trustees; Only commemorative issues [for the Queen's Golden Wedding Anniversary] in depictions with The Duke of Edinburgh)

Nigeria (Former British Protectorate & Crown Colony)

Papua New Guinea (Former dependency of Australia)

Rhodesia (Former British Colony of Southern Rhodesia; subsequently, The Republic of Rhodesia & Zimbabwe; presently, The Republic of Zimbabwe)

Rhodesia & Nyasaland (Former British Protectorate; presently [Northern] Rhodesia is Zambia and Nyasaland is Malawi)

Saint Lucia (Part of the East Caribbean States; Only one commemorative issue: 1985 Royal Visit, in C/N or Silver Proof; difficult to obtain)

Saint Kitts & Nevis (Part of the East Caribbean States; Only one commemorative issue: 1985 Royal Visit, in C/N or Silver Proof; difficult to obtain; issued as "St. Christopher & Nevis")

Saint Vincent & Grenadines (Part of the East Caribbean States; Only one commemorative issue: 1985 Royal Visit, in C/N, Silver Proof or Gold Proof [oversized & VERY limited]; VERY, VERY difficult to obtain in any composition)

Seychelles Islands (Former British Crown Colony)

Sierra Leone (Former British Crown Colony; Only commemorative issues)

South Africa (Formerly, The Union of South Africa, a Dominion; subsequently, a Commonwealth Nation; presently, The Republic of South Africa)

Southern Rhodesia (Former British Colony; subsequently, Rhodesia, then, The Republic of Rhodesia & Zimbabwe; presently, The Republic of Zimbabwe)

Swaziland (Former British Protectorate; Only 2 Gold Commemorative issues, VERY difficult & expensive to obtain)

Tonga (Former British Protected State as part of the British Western Pacific Territories; Only Commeorative issues)

Uganda (Former British Protectorate; Only commemorative issues)

Vanuatu (Formerly a British & French jointly-ruled "Condominum" Territory; Only commemorative issues)

Samoa (Formerly, Western Samoa, a terrotory of New Zealand; Only commemorative issues)

Zambia (Former British Colony of [Northern] Rhodesia [with Nyasaland {now, Malawi} as Rhodesia & Nyasaland]; presently, a republic)

A collector of Queen Elizabeth II coins can therefore assemble a collection of coins from up to 82 separate (& their constituent parts) countries, territories, dependencies and former colonies and various incarnations.

There are also QEII portrait bank notes from a few nations, including issues from Malta and Trinidad & Tobago, since these two never issued any coins with her portrait, only currency.

Another consideration is the many different portraits that have been featured over the course of the long reign of QE II. Eight (3 are specific only to Canada) main profile portraits exist with many other variations that are found, especially on commemorative issues.

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