• Code 270920-4

South Africa, Proof Set, George VI, 1952. 9 coins.

Æ Farthing, halfpenny, penny.  Silver 3d, 6d, 1s, 2s, 2s6d, 5s.  In blue leatherette case of isue.  KM 32.2, 33, 34.2, 35.2, 36.2, 37.2, 38.2, 39.2, 41.

The silver lightly and sometimes very prettily rainbow toned, the bronze obverses bright, reverses lightly and attractively toned.

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 different view of the Dromedaris.
The portrait of the King is the work of Humphrey Paget.  Apart from the crown, which was designed by Marion Walgate, 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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