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5 Shillings - George VI Cape Town Anniversary

Features

Country South Africa
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1952
Value 5 Shillings (1/4)
Metal Silver (.500)
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
References KM# 41, Hern# S317
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns
by Brian Hern
(JD Numismatic Corporation)

Commemorative issue

300th anniversary of the founding of Capetown

Obverse

His Majesty, King George VI of England, in profile facing left

Lettering: GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.

Reverse

Jan van Riebeeck's three-master, Drommedaris, sails into Table Bay on April 6, 1652, to establish a new colony. Table Mountain is in the background

Lettering:
SUID-AFRIKA·1652-1952·SOUTH AFRICA
*5s*
MW VOC

Engraver: Marion Walgate

Edge

Milled

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
ND (1952)  1,698,000 Hern#S317
ND (1952)  12,000 Hern#S317; Prooflike

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