Queen Elizabeth II Series(1953-1960)
The QE II series is the third and final Union of South Africa series. In 1961 the independent Republic of South Africa was formed, and the 1st Rand decimal series was introduced.
As with the other Union series, the coins were identical in size and value to the coins used in Britain. Some beautiful, high-grade coins of this series are fairly widely available and are traded at affordable prices, making the QEII series an excellent entry-level proposition for collectors, notwithstanding its historical significance.