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Proof Coin - 2 Shillings, Rhodesia & Nyasaland, 1955 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14410

Summary:
Proof 2 Shillings, Issued by Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland (Zimbabwe, Zambia & Malawi), 1955
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 28 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.300 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british commonwealth coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, The Royal Mint, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Thomas Humphrey Paget, Medallist (1893-1974), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Rhodesia & Nyasaland (Zimbabwe, Zambia & Malawi)
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Proof of Record
DateEra: 1955 AD
Denomination: 2 Shillings
Obverse Description: Laureate bust of the Queen facing right; around, QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND; artist's initials, MG, incuse on bust truncation
Reverse Description: An eagle flying to left with a fish in its talons its raised wing dividing the letters ER; around, RHODESIA AND NYASALAND TWO SHILLINGS 1955; the artist's initials, HP, behind the fish tail
Edge Description: Milled
Shape: round
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: Zimbabwe, 1955
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1955
Artist: Mary Gillick, Great Britain, 1953
Artist: Thomas Paget - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1955
References: KM#6
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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