5 Shillings - Elizabeth II South African Union

5 Shillings - Elizabeth II (South African Union) -  obverse5 Shillings - Elizabeth II (South African Union) -  reverse

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Features

Country South Africa
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1960)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1960
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 3.21 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 03-31-1961
References KM# 55,
  • 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# S325
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

50th anniversary of the Union of South Africa

Obverse

Union Buildings (Pretoria; Seat of government)

Lettering:
EENDRAG MAAK MAG UNITY IS STRENGTH
1910
HM
1960

Engraver: Hilda Mason

Reverse

Quadripartite escutcheon

Lettering:
SUID-AFRIKA · 1960 · SOUTH AFRICA
K G
5s

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Reeded

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1960  396,000 14.38 15.22 17.16 23.83 93% Hern#S325
1960  3,360 3% Hern#S325; Proof
1960  22,000 5% Hern#S325; Prooflike

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