3 Pence, South Africa, 1952

3 Pence, South Africa, 1952

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 3 pence coin
South Africa, 1952
Obverse Image: Head of George VI facing left.
Obverse Text: GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX
Reverse Image: Protea flower.
Reverse Text: SOUTH AFRICA / 1952 / SUID-AFRIKA / 3D. / KG
Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1952
place used
South Africa
place made
South Africa: Gauteng, Pretoria
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall:.1 cm x 1.62 cm; 1/32 in x 5/8 in
ID Number
NU.71.105.3881
catalog number
71.105.3881
accession number
297845
Credit Line
Carl H. Jaeschke
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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