5 Shillings, South Africa, George VI (1948-1950)
Silver 5 Shillings of South Africa, with the portrait of King George VI on the obverse and a springbok (antelope) on the reverse. Springbok is a well known symbol for South Africa, and the country's cricket team is also called the springboks. The reverse of the coin was designed by Coert Laurens Steynberg - and his initials CLS can be seen on the bottom right of the coin. 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 80% silver, and were minted from 1948 to 1950.
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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.