6 Pence, South Africa, 1951

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One (1) 6 pence coin

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South Africa, 1951

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Obverse Image: Head of George VI facing left.

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Obverse Text: GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX

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Reverse Image: Protea flower.

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Reverse Text: SUID-AFRIKA / 1951 / SOUTH AFRICA / 6D. / KG

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 VI 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: 1951

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: Carl H. Jaeschke

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: NU.71.105.3885Catalog Number: 71.105.3885Accession Number: 297845

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: .12 cm x 1.93 cm; 1/16 in x 3/4 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng4b2992267-6745-7e91-e053-15f76fa06841

Record Id: nmah_1986888

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