3 Pence, South Africa, 1930

Description (Brief):

One (1) 3 pence coin

Description (Brief)

South Africa, 1930

Description (Brief)

Obverse Image: Bust of King George V facing left.

Description (Brief)


Description (Brief)

Reverse Image: Protea flower.

Description (Brief)

Reverse Text: SOUTH AFRICA / 1930 / ZUID AFRIKA / 3 PENCE

The design of this coin from South Africa is typical of British colonial coins of the 1900s. One side features the portrait of the British monarch King George V and the other side depicts an indigenous South African plant (Protea cynaroides). This species of protea is native to South Africa and in 1976 became South Africa’s national flower.

Date Made: 1930

Location: Currently not on view

Place Used: South AfricaPlace Made: South Africa: Gauteng, Pretoria

See more items in: Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection, South African Currency


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Catherine Bullowa

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.NU60401.0025Accession Number: 222037Catalog Number: NU60401.0025

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: .08 cm x 1.62 cm; 1/32 in x 5/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng4b29406cc-5422-2026-e053-15f76fa08751

Record Id: nmah_1986747

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.