• Code 270920-5

South Africa, Proof Set, George VI, 1947. 9 coins.


Æ Farthing, halfpenny, penny.  Silver 3d, 6d, 1s, 2s, 2s6d, 5s.  In blue leatherette case of issue, the clasps tarnished.  KM 23 -31.

A very attrative set. The silver rainbow toned, the bronze bright.

The farthing depicts a pair of domestic sparrows, the halfpenny and penny depict the Dromedaris - a three-masted sailing ship, the 3d and 6d a Protea flower, the shilling a depiction of Hope with an anchor; the florin and halfcrown have the Union arms, and the crown a springbok.
The portrait of the King is the work of Humphrey Paget.  Apart from the crown, which was designed by Coert Steynberg (1905-1982), , all the reverses were designed by Kruger Gray.

The Dromedaris was one of the two ships of Jan Van Riebeeck, the first Commander of the Cape from 1652.


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