5 shillings, South Africa, George VI (1952) - 300 years of Cape Town
Silver 5 Shillings of South Africa, with the portrait of King George VI on the obverse and a 3-mast sailing ship on the reverse. The letters VOC - the initials of the Dutch East India Company - can be seen on the reverse. The Dutch were the first to establish a colony at Cape Town in 1652, and this coin was issued on the 300th anniversary of this event. The obverse was designed by Thomas Humphrey Paget - his initials HP can be seen on the bottom right, just under the King's portrait.
South Africa was a self governing dominion of the British Empire, so its currency carried a picture of the British ruler. From 1910-1961, South Africa used the South African Sterling, which was equal in value to the British Pound Sterling. Five shillings were equal to 1 crown, which was 1/4 of a Pound Sterling. These coins are 50% silver, and were minted in 1952.
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Weight: 28.28 grams (1 oz) (approx)
Diameter: 38.61 mm (approx)
Coins are part of a lot - shown in picture 3. Price is for 1 coin. NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGE.