Five Shillings, South Africa, 1959, Silver Reverse
    Five Shillings, South Africa, 1959, Silver obverse
    Five Shillings, South Africa, 1959, Silver Reverse
    Five Shillings, South Africa, 1959, Silver obverse

    Five Shillings, South Africa, 1959, Silver

    Hern S324

    South Africa, 1959, Five Shillings(Crown), Queen Elizabeth II(1953-1960)

     

    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

    1959(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

    Hilda Mason(HM) - 1960

    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 * 1959 * 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

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

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