Five Shillings, Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, 1874, Aluminium - reverse
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Five Shillings, Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, 1874, Aluminium

Five Shillings, Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, 1874, Aluminium

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Two varieties exist, with the difference being the shaft of the wagon, which is either a double shaft or a single shaft.  The 5 Shilling was only minted for 1892.

Coin Specifications

Country

Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek(ZAR), South Africa

Year

1874

Value

Five Shillings, 5 Shillings, Crown

Metal

Silver 0.925, Copper 0.075(Silver content  - 26.155gm)

Weight

7.57gm

Diameter

38.35mm

Thickness

3.05mm

Obverse Design

Reverse Design

Shape

Round

Demonetized

Yes

Obverse

obverse is one of three types, featuring the head of President Thomas Francois Burgers.

Other varieties include a small date, and a large date with no full stop.

Lettering:

THOMAS FRANCOIS BURGERS

1874

Reverse

Features the full Coat of Arms

Lettering:

ZUID AFRIKAANSCHE REPUBLIEK

EENDRAGT MAAKT MAGT

Edge

Reeded

Mintage

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

1874

Unknown

Unknown

Hern T16
Material
Aluminium
Denomination
5 Shillings
Shape
Round
Time
1800s