Elizabeth II (1952-), Proof bronze Halfpenny, 1954, V.I.P. issue, young laureate head right, legend and beaded border surrounding, +ELIZABETH.II. DEI. GRATIA. REGINA. F:D: rev. ship in full sail left, raised HP to right, denomination above, date below, toothed border around rim (Freeman 467; Peck 2509; S.4158). Lightly toned over full proof lustre, small spot behind ribbon ties, otherwise as struck and very rare.