South Africa 5 Shillings 1960
Neat coin! These commemorative 5 shillings were minted in honor of the 50th anniversary of the South African Union. Some have the letters HM below the building, but the HM does not affect value.
This coin is worth at least its weight in silver. There are 0.455 troy ounce of silver in one coin, so multiply the current price of silver (available at kitco) by 0.455. As of this moment, each coin is worth just under $8 US dollars in silver. This is the Base Value (BV).
worn: (BV) + $0 US dollars
average circulated: (BV) + $5
well preserved: (BV) + $8
fully uncirculated: (BV) + $12
Coins struck in 'proof' versions are still inside the original plastic packaging from the official mint. Such coins have never been touched by a human hand and are liked by some collectors. Their current catalog value is $28.
, Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Ian, Mon, 10-Dec-2012 14:37:30 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 13-Dec-2012 14:07:21 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Sat, 05-Aug-2017 22:27:08 GMT
Requester description: 1960 Front: Union Buildings with 1910 above and 1960 below; 'Eendrag maak mag' and Unity is strength' around the circumference Back: South Africa coat of arms in centre with '1960' above and '5s' below; 'Suid-Afrika' and 'South Africa' are at the sides
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