South Africa, 1952 Crown UNC
In 1952 King George VI passed away. South Africa issued as special commemorative crown
before he died, their first commemorative. It was for the 300th Anniversary of the founding
of South Africa.
You have the bust of King George VI on one side and a three masted sailing ship ca 1652
on the other side. It is impossible to buy any of these coins in South Africa.
The lower grades were melted when silver was high and the high grade examples have all been
exported to collectors overseas.
We were lucky enough to buy a small group in this country in uncirculated condition.
Remember this is a silver crown, the last silver crown or otherwise of King George VI and the
first commemorative crown of South Africa.