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Rhodesia (Southern, Zimbabwe) Crown  1953
Rhodesia (Southern, Zimbabwe) Crown 1953

Southern Rhodesia became Zimbabwe in 1980. It was a self-governing colony of Great Britain until then. Queen Elizabeth issued the large silver crown in 1953. There are no other Southern Rhodesian crowns than this one.

The 1953 crown contains 0.455 troy ounces of silver, and that gives it a base value (BV) equal to 0.455 times the current price of silver. At the time of this writing, silver is trading at $23.50 US dollars per troy ounce, so BV = 0.455 x 23.50 = $10.60. Tomorrow the BV will be different because silver changes price continuously. Look it up at web sites such as kitco.com.

If you have a circulated coin, you can pretty much expect the value to be somewhere very close to BV. However, since only 124,000 of these coins were made, fully uncirculated specimens may be a little difficult to find. That means their price will rise well above BV, perhaps doubling BV.

Coin: 15333 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Sebastian, Fri, 30-Aug-2013 20:04:54 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 31-Aug-2013 00:58:36 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sat, 22-Aug-2015 13:09:24 GMT
Requester description: 1953 On front around coin: QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND. Her face in the middle. On back around coin: Souther Rhodesia Crown 1953 In Middle: A face wth to wreaths covering it, then 3 shields on the bottom, cecil rhodes. Writing on the edge: Out of vision came reality 1953
Tags: rhodesia southern south zimbabwe crown suid sud zuid ziud crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera queen elizabeth second wreaths wreath 3 shields shield cecil rhodes vision queens elizabith elisabeth elisabet elizabet elizebeth elizibeth lizabeth secvndae secvnd wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested crest chevron creast escutcheon oval oblong elliptic ellipse ovals branch stalk twigs stalks spray sprig limb stick twig sprays sprigs branching branches branched sticks

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