Southern Rhodesia 2-SHILLINGS (KM19b)
Southern Rhodesia 2-SHILLINGS (KM19b)

Southern Rhodesia 2-SHILLINGS (KM19b) Sable Antelope

The Sable antelope is a very large antelope weighing up to 270 kg. They live in light woodlands and are considered one of the most impressive antelope species of Africa. The Giant sable antelope (a sub-species) is critically endangered.

The reverse design of this coin first appeared on a silver piece in 1932 (KM4), followed by three King George VI versions in silver (1937 KM12, 1939-46 KM19 and KM19a), this copper-nickel version in 1947 only, another copper-nickel version from 1948 through 1952 (KM23), and finally a version with Queen Elizabeth II issued in 1954 (KM30).

Specifications

  • Diameter: 28.4 mm
  • Composition: Copper-Nickel
  • CAT#: KM19b

Obverse Legend

GEORGE VI KING EMPEROR

Reverse Legend

SOUTHERN RHODESIA 1947 TWO SHILLINGS

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