South Africa 5 shillings

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  1. expat

    expat Well-Known Member

    Don't see too much about SA coins. I only have 3 half silver but for relatively modern times they have low mintages.
    1952, King George v1, 28.28g mint 1.7 million
    1957, Queen Elizabeth 11, first portrait, 28.28g, mint 150,000
    1960, African Union, 28.28g, mint 22,000
    all uncirculated
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    My best Silver from South Africa
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  4. expat

    expat Well-Known Member

    Great coin, i like the subtle 50 in the field above the springbok
  5. QuintupleSovereign

    QuintupleSovereign Well-Known Member

    I love these coins; have a full set, minus the 1959.
  6. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Super Nice! Really like the ‘52 Tall Ship.

    My best SA is MS70 Silver Krugerrand from 2018...Spark
  7. jgenn

    jgenn World Crown Collector

    That's all too modern for me, except I do have the 1960 in my silver dollars of '60 set. This is what I like to see for a silver 5 shillings from South Africa.

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  8. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    Nice one, love the ZAR coins. Still need the 1893 penny... 1892 ZAR 5 sh obv.JPG 1892 ZAR 5 sh rev.JPG
  9. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Fantastic coins! I don't know if I own any of the 5 Schilling coins but have a lot of the smaller denominations.
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  11. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    Well, it is one of the so called "key dates", and can be kind of pricey, so it you had one you would probably know it. I still wonder why the NGC and the Numista mintage totals disagree so much. I keep seeking the 1893 penny and getting shot down in the auctions.
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  12. 1934 Wreath Crown

    1934 Wreath Crown Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately South African coins have been steadily losing value. Even the key dates have more than halved in value over the last decade. Here are some of my collection which I have posted earlier in various threads (No 5 shillings though):

    2006 Proof set of 4 coins (1 oz, 1/2, 1/4 and 1/10) - FDC

    South Africa Proof set 2006 Obv.jpg

    South Africa Proof set 2006 Rev.jpg
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  13. 1934 Wreath Crown

    1934 Wreath Crown Well-Known Member

    2013 Nelson Mandela Set - FDC

    South Africa Proof set 2013 Obv.jpg

    South Africa Proof set 2013 Rev R25.jpg

    South Africa Proof set 2013 Rev R5.jpg

    South Africa Proof set 2013 Rev Silver.jpg
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  14. 1934 Wreath Crown

    1934 Wreath Crown Well-Known Member

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    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a biscuit today.

  16. coin_nut

    coin_nut Supporter! Supporter

    1951 South Africa 5 shillings 1951 SA 5 shilling obv.JPG 1951 SA 5 shilling rev.JPG
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  17. 1934 Wreath Crown

    1934 Wreath Crown Well-Known Member

    1892 Proof 6 pence PF63

    1892 S Africa 6 pence PF63 Obv.jpg

    1892 S Africa 6 pence PF63 Rev.jpg

    Also have the 1892 2 shillings PF63

    1892 S Africa 2 shillings PF63 Obv.jpg

    1892 S Africa 2 shillings PF63 Rev.jpg
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  18. coin_nut

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    A few ZAR pennies 1892 ZAR 1 p obv.JPG 1892 ZAR 1 p rev.JPG 1894 ZAR 1 p obv.JPG 1894 ZAR 1 p rev.JPG 1898 ZAR 1 p obv.JPG 1898 ZAR 1 p rev.JPG
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  19. FredJB

    FredJB Active Member

    I have always had a fondness for the Z.A.R. issues. Decades ago there was an American dealer who specialized in South African coins and he had a way of cleaning his coins with baking soda, q-tips and other chemicals resulting in all his coins looking the same. Some of the old timers here may remember him.
  20. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    My daughter lives in now. She collects. But she's buying the new stuff. Mostly silver. She calls the gold junk. Never see anything nice. Better silver pieces. So she says.
  21. 1934 Wreath Crown

    1934 Wreath Crown Well-Known Member

    :D:DSome 'junk' gold for her to consider:shame:;)

    1892 Double Shaft pond MS62
    1892 SA Pond MS62 Obv.jpg

    1892 SA Pond MS62 Rev.jpg

    And of course the 1892 single shaft pond:

    1892 SA Pond Single Shaft AU53 Obv.jpg

    1892 SA Pond Single Shaft AU53 Rev.jpg

    The 1892 double shaft was essentially, a mint error as the Berlin Mint used the double shaft design of the European wagon on the reverse instead of the single shaft wagon used in SA. By the time error was noticed, most of the coins had already been struck. The single shaft wagon design was struck later in very small number, making it an instant rarity.
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