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2 Shillings - George VI 2S

Features

Country South Africa
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1951-1952
Value 2 Shillings = 1/10 Pound (0.1)
Metal Silver (.500)
Weight 11.31 g
Diameter 28.7 mm
Thickness 2.32 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
References KM# 38.2, Hern# S264/5
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)

Obverse

Portrait of George VI 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

Quartered shield below date, legend around, denomination below

Lettering:
SUID-AFRIKA·1952·SOUTH AFRICA
K G
2S

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1951  730,000 Hern#S264
1951  2,000 Hern#S264; Proof
1952  3,570,000 5.54 Hern#S265
1952  16,000 Hern#S265; Proof

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