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As I just got 2 incomplete proof sets, one 47 and another 49 I think it is time to share some of these coins that have most attracted me for the last few years. Beside being part of British Africa that I am so interested in, they represent a fine art of coining. Let's start with 1949 half penny, mintage 800 of proof sets that year, they did not mint gold until 1952 anniversary sets. And I also just noticed that it also has a re-cut top of the 4 in the year, it appears on both half penny specimens I have.

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That's a beautiful coin. The ship design is fantastic.

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Unusually toned but nice 1947 crown in proof, darker cheeck is not a scratch, just same color toning as in the fields. 1947 is much more affordable year, there were 5,600 proof crowns minted selebrating George VI Royal visit to the Dominion.

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An interesting and rare series in proof. Thank you for sharing.

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Super looking proofs, thanks for sharing them with us :ninja:

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Continuing with my new found knowledg of how to embed coin images. This one is a 6 pence from the same set mentioned above, 1947 last year of the imperial coinage before India obtained independence. Darker on the obverse but slpashing light proof on reverse

 

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Terrific coins.

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I'll just keep going here with mixed South Africa coinage/ Here is a very nice 1956 shilling. they were minted in abundance and probably are, not scare, but this nice is not often seen on eBay.

 

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I do not remember if I posted this particular type before in another post, but this one certainly belongs here.

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Great looking coin. The ship scene is very nicely done.

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I have a set of 1960 South African coins in uncirculated condition. The threepence has a mintage of 18,000 and the Halfcrown a mintage of 12,000. The rest can be found here.

 

http://www.neocollec...ll/5935/?page=4

 

Very nice coins.

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I have a set of 1960 South African coins in uncirculated condition. The threepence has a mintage of 18,000 and the Halfcrown a mintage of 12,000. The rest can be found here.

 

http://www.neocollec...ll/5935/?page=4

 

I also have a set of 1962 Republic of South Africa coins, of these coins this is the lowest mintage at 8,745

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I'm a big fan of Kruger-Gray as a coin designer, so I had to add one of the shillings to my collection. This one fit the bill nicely. :)

 

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Beautiful coin. I love the design.

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