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3 Pence - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse3 Pence - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country South Africa
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1960)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1953-1960
Value 3 Pence = 1/4 Shilling = 1/80 Pound (1/80)
Currency Pound (1825-1961)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 1.414 g
Diameter 16.3 mm
Thickness 0.99 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 03-31-1961
References KM# 47,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Hern# S152-159
Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns
by Brian Hern
(JD Numismatic Corporation)

Obverse

The 1st portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right and lettering above around the rim

Lettering: ELIZABETH II REGINA

Engraver: Mary Gillick

Mary Gillick was a sculptor best known for her effigy of Elizabeth II used on coinage in the United Kingdom and elsewhere from 1953 to 1970.

Reverse

A Protea, a flower native to South Africa, surrounded with 3 lines.

Lettering:
SOUTH AFRICA·1959·SUID-AFRIKA
K G
3D.

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Plain

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1953  5,487,824 1.22 1.53 2.96 34% Hern#S152
1953  5,000 0.8% Hern#S152; Proof
1954  3,901,269 1.16 1.16 4.31 26% Hern#S153
1954  3,150 1.0% Hern#S153; Proof
1955  4,722,741 0.72 1.10 1.10 2.24 26% Hern#S154
1955  2,850 1.2% Hern#S154; Proof
1956  6,190,598 1.43 1.58 35% Hern#S155
1956  1,700 1.2% Hern#S155; Proof
1957  1,893,736 1.24 15% Hern#S156
1957  1,130 0.4% Hern#S156; Proof
1958  3,227,748 0.72 20% Hern#S157
1958  985 0.8% Hern#S157Proof
1959  2,553,309 1.35 1.45 2.00 3.34 30% Hern#S158
1959  950 0.5% Hern#S158; Proof
1959  3% no "KG" on reverse
1960  21,364 14.92 5% Hern#S159
1960  3,360 1.2% Hern#S159; Proof

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