• Code 270920-3

South Africa, Proof Set, Elizabeth II, 1953. 9 coins.


Æ Farthing, halfpenny, penny.  Silver 3d, 6d, 1s, 2s, 2s6d, 5s.  Blue leatherette case of issue.  KM 44-52. 
The silver lightly and attractively toned, the bronze bright. A most attractive set.

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 Queen is the work of Mary Gillick.  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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