3 Pence, South Africa, 1942

Description (Brief):

One (1) 3 pence coin

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South Africa, 1942

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Obverse Image: Head of King George VI facing left.

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Reverse Image: Protea flower.

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Reverse Text: SOUTH AFRICA / 1942 / 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 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: 1942

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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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2021.0039.0029Accession Number: 2021.0039Catalog Number: 2021.0039.0029

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: .09 cm x 1.61 cm; 1/32 in x 5/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng4191b767d-388f-44c3-8159-a250f1e6e038

Record Id: nmah_2003186

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