South Africa Shilling  1923 to 1960
South Africa Shilling 1923 to 1960

Yo, Sarah --

South Africa issued these nice coins in silver from 1923 to 1960. The woman and anchor pattern shows on all these coins, but the monarch on the front changes from George V to George VI and finally Elizabeth II. As you can see from our second picture, the reverse side of the more modern coins is slightly different.

The silver content also changed over the years, as follows:

1923 to 1950: 0.146 troy ounces silver
1951 to 1960: 0.091 troy ounces silver

Like many silver coins today, these are enjoying strong value. Our listing below calls out approximate catalog value for South Africa 1 shilling coins. You must use our Important Terminology page to understand what these values mean and how to convert them to actual buy and sell values.

BEFORE 1932:
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $45
well preserved: $80
fully uncirculated: $150
coins dated 1926, 1927, 1928 and 1931 are more rare and command prices about twice those shown above

1932 TO 1948:
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $45
fully uncirculated: $85

AFTER 1948:
circulated: $3
uncirculated: $10

Coin: 6529 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: sarah, Mon, 10-Jan-2011 04:14:28 GMT
Answered by: Chris, Wed, 02-Oct-2013 01:38:17 GMT
Reviewed by Chris - Appraisal OK, Wed, 02-Oct-2013 01:38:17 GMT
Requester description: 1933 one side says: south africa 1933 suid afrika shilling. in the center there is a picture of a woman standing with an anchor and shes looking at the sun, there is some ocean in the background. on the other side it says: georgvis v rex imperator. there is a picture of a king in the middle.
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I have a 1932 shilling. Don't know the value in Rand. If anyone can help contact my *address suppressed* - brenwin
Shillings were de-monetized in South Africa in 1961, when the old British system was replaced by the modern rand system. Your 1932 shilling contains 0.146 troy ounces of silver, which, at current market levels, is worth about $2.35 US dollars, about 26 rand. - CoinQuest (Paul)





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