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Proof Coin - 1/2 Crown, Southern Rhodesia, 1954 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14561

Summary:
Proof 1/2 Crown, Issued by Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), 1954
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.157 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins, perics, prcis
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, The Royal Mint, George Kruger Gray, Designer, Painter & Medallist (1880-1943), Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Proof of Record
DateEra: 1954 AD
Denomination: 1/2 Crown
Obverse Description: Laureate bust of the Queen facing right; around, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; artist's initials, MG, on bust truncation
Reverse Description: Shield of Arms of Southern Rhodesia surmounted by the Royal Crown, a ribbon passes behind the shiels and bears the letters GV on the left and RI on the right; around above, SOUTHERN 1954 RHODESIA (the date being divided by the cross at the top of the crown); around below, HALF CROWN; artist's initials, KG, divided by base of shield
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), 1954
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1954
Artist: George Gray - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1932
Artist: Mary Gillick, Great Britain, 1954
References: KM#31
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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