2½ Shillings / 25 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

2½ Shillings / 25 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse2½ Shillings / 25 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
Queen Elizabeth II (1964-1970)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1964
Value 25 Cents = 2 1/2 Shillings (1/8 RHP)
Currency Pound (1964-1970)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 14 g
Diameter 32.3 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 12785
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 4,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 43
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering: ELIZABETH THE SECOND

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Picture of a sable antelope (Hippotragus niger) facing left.

Lettering:
RHODESIA
T.S.
2/6 · 1964 · 25c

Engraver: Thomas Sasseen

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Pretoria, South Africa

Comments

The sable antelope (Hippotragus niger)  inhabits wooded Savannah in East Africa and in Southern Africa.
The subspecies: (Hippotragus niger niger) i.e. Southern Sable or black sable or Matsetsi sable is extensively found in Zimbabwe

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1964  11 500 000 $ 1.61 $ 2.83 $ 3.08 $ 3.96 $ 3.81 $ 4.53 98%
1964  2 060 2% Proof

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