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5 Shillings - George VI Cape Town Anniversary

Features

Country South Africa
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1952
Value 5 Shillings = 1 Crown = 1/4 Pound (1/4)
Currency Pound (1825-1961)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3.06 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 03-31-1961
References KM# 41,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Hern# S317
Brian Hern, John Bothma, Hercie Peterse; 2017. Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns 2017/18 (9th edition). Gary Levitan, Ferndale, South Africa.

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
HP

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1952)  1,698,000 14.35 11.69 17.06 17.13 18.44 97% Hern#S317
ND (1952)  12,000 5% Hern#S317; Prooflike

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