One (1) 3 pence coin
South Africa, 1934
Obverse Image: Bust of King George V facing left.
Obverse Text: GEORGIVS V REX IMPERATOR
Reverse Image: Protea flower.
Reverse Text: SOUTH AFRICA / 1934 / 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.
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