South Africa 5 Shillings 1947 to 1960
Hi Glens13 -- From 1947 to 1960 South Africa minted large, 38 mm diameter, 5 shilling crowns in 50 percent and 80 percent (0.500 and 0.800 pure) silver. The reigning British monarch, in this case George or Elizabeth, appear on the front of the coin, and a nice pattern appears on the back. In 1952, the back shows an old sailing vessel. Other years have antelope, shields, and buildings, as shown in our secondary pictures.
Coin: 5747 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: glens13, Tue, 05-Oct-2010 18:37:45 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 09-Jan-2014 15:24:54 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest -- Appraisal ok., Mon, 21-Jul-2014 12:22:05 GMT
Requester description: 1952 FRONT: GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX WITH HIS IMAGE; BACK: SUID-AFRIKA 1652-1952 SOUTH AFRICA 5s WITH THE IMAGE OF A LARGE SAILBOAT IN THE WATER WITH ISLAND MOUNTAIN RANGE BEHIND IT. ALSO HAS A 'V' MINTMARK IN THE WATER.
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1652 to 1952 is not 400 years! - Arvic
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i have how much can i get for it - Dianne
Read the page. Compute the base silver value for your coins. - CoinQuest (Paul)
I have 2 old Sa coins with the dates of 1961&1964 its 1/2cents can i take it in by any post office
The US Post Office does not exchange currencies. You have to find a currency exchange service to do that. - CoinQuest (Paul)
How much is the coin worh? 5S (sailing vessel) 1652-1952
Use a web site such as kitco.com to look up the price of silver, them multiply it by either 0.727 or 0.455 to obtain the value of your coin. - CoinQuest (Paul)
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