3 Pence - George VI

3 Pence - George VI -  obverse3 Pence - George VI -  reverse

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Features

Country South Africa
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1948-1950
Value 3 Pence = 1/4 Shilling = 1/80 Pound (1/80)
Currency Pound (1825-1961)
Composition Silver (.800)
Weight 1.414 g
Diameter 16.3 mm
Thickness 1.09 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 03-31-1961
Number N# 9966
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 35.1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Hern# S147-149
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.

Obverse

Portrait facing left. Lettering around outside.

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

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

Lettering:
SOUTH AFRICA·1948·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

Smooth

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1948  2 720 930 2.35 1.55 45% Hern#S147
1948  1 120 0.8% Hern#S147; Proof
1949  1 904 975 1.79 1.79 29% Hern#S148
1949  800 1.4% Hern#S148; Proof
1950  4 096 210 1.50 1.28 1.79 58% Hern#S149
1950  500 1.6% Hern#S149; Proof

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