Five Shillings, South Africa, 1958, Silver
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Five Shillings, South Africa, 1958, Silver

South Africa, 1958, Five Shillings(Crown), Queen Elizabeth II(1953-1960)

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Varieties: 

  • 1957 – Reeding of Proof and SS coins are different from circulation coins
  • 1960 -  28 varieties are known because  Initials of designers were  hand engraved on the dies.

Coin Specifications

Country

South Africa

Year

1958(1953-1960)

Value

Crown, 5 Shillings, Five Shillings

Metal

Silver 0.500, Copper 0.500(Silver content 14.14gm)

Weight

28.27590gm

Diameter

38.80mm

Thickness

3.21mm

Obverse Design

Mary Gillick(MG) – 1953 to 1959

Reverse Design

Coert Steynberg(CLS) – 1953 to 1959

Shape

Round

Demonetized

Yes

Obverse

1953 to 1959 - Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

Lettering: 1953 to 1959
ELIZABETH II REGINA

Reverse

1953 to 1959 – Springbok

Lettering: 1953-1959

SUID-AFRIKA * 1958 * SOUTH AFRICA * 5S *

Edge

Reeded

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

1953

263,000

5,000

1954

17,040

3,150

1955

45,080

2,850

1956

103,900

1,700

1957

157,077

1,130

1958

235,952

985

1959

6,139

950

1960

421,624

3,360

Hern S323
Material
Silver
Denomination
5 Shillings
Shape
Round
Time
1900s
Object
Person (king, queen, tsar, president)