3 Pence, South Africa, 1933

Description (Brief):

One (1) 3 pence coin

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South Africa, 1933

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Obverse Image: Bust of King George V facing left.

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Obverse Text: GEORGIVS V REX IMPERATOR

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Reverse Image: Protea flower.

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Reverse Text: SOUTH AFRICA / 1933 / SUID AFRIKA / 3 D

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: 1933

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

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Credit Line: Catherine Bullowa

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.NU60401.0030Accession Number: 222037Catalog Number: NU60401.0030

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: .07 cm x 1.61 cm; 1/32 in x 5/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng4b29406cc-5427-2026-e053-15f76fa08751

Record Id: nmah_1986752

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