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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 1 crown
Tags: rhodesia southern zimbabwe crown souther crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera front queen elizabeth second wreaths wreath 3 shields shield cecil rhodes vision queem queens elizabith elizabth elisabetha elizabeths elisabeth eliabeth elisabet elizabet elizebeth elizabeh elizibeth lizabeth greenery wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah sheild shiled shied chevrons shileld shild escucheon shelid chevron ashield oval ovals branch stalk ellipse coat arms twigs sprig braches limb twig sprays sprigs branching branches branched coats crests insignia crested crest creast

  

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