South Africa 5-SHILLINGS (KM52)
South Africa 5-SHILLINGS (KM52)

South Africa 5-SHILLINGS (KM52) Springbok

This large silver coin features the Springbok, a type of antelope (or gazelle). Springboks are grazers, and they inhabit the vast grass plains in the western part of the southern tip of Africa. The Springbok is the national animal of South Africa and has been hunted since stone age times. Export of its hide is a booming business and its population is considered to be expanding.

This coin was minted from 1953 to 1959 and has only 50% silver content compared to KM40.1. The other difference on the springbok reverse is the abbreviation "5s" compared to "5 shillings".

Specifications

  • Diameter: 38.8 mm
  • Composition: 0.500 Silver
  • CAT#: KM52

Obverse Legend

ELIZABETH II REGINA

Reverse Legend

SUID-AFRIKA SOUTH AFRICA 5s

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