South Africa 1952 2 shillings

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Heritage sale 3064, part of lot 33802
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was part of lot 33802 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), which sold for $960. The catalog description[1] noted, "11-Piece Certified George VI Proof and Prooflike 1952 Set, 1) Farthing PR67 Red, KM32.2. 2) 1/2 Penny PR66 Red, KM 33. 3) Penny PR66 Red, KM 34.2. 4) 3 Pence PR66, KM 35.2. 5) 6 Pence PR67, KM 36.2. 6) Shilling PR66+, KM 37.2. 7) Florin PR67, KM 38.2. 8) 2-1/2 Shillings PR67, KM 39.2. 9) 5 Shillings PL66, KM 41. 10) 1/2 Pound PR67, KM 42. 11) Pound PR64, KM 43. A high-grade attractive 1952 set composed mainly of gems. It should be noted that the 5 Shilling coin is prooflike rather than proof." The florin was struck in South Africa 1923-60, with this type noted for 1951-52. This date is common.

Recorded mintage: 3,570,000 plus 16,000 proofs.

Specification: 11.31 g, .500 fine silver, 28.5 mm diameter, reeded edge.

Catalog reference: KM 38.2, KM-PS24 (proof set).

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
  • Hern, Brian, John Bothma and Hercie Pieterse, Hern's Handbook on South African Coins & Patterns, Ferndale, South Africa, 2013.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.

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