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South Africa 3 Pence, 6 Pence, and 1 Shilling  1892 to 1897
South Africa 3 Pence, 6 Pence, and 1 Shilling 1892 to 1897

I'm a sucker for toned coins. Most collectors like 'em bright, silver, and shiney. Not me. I like rich, deep, attractive toning. When I saw this nice old shilling from South Africa on eBay (seller AspenCoins with an unbelievable feedback rating of 48,639) I figured this would be a neat picture to put on CoinQuest. Isn't it a beauty!

CoinQuest thanks AspenCoins for use of their coin image.

The 3 and 6 pence coins look like the 1 shilling piece shown, except the '1 shilling' is replaced by a large '3' or '6' on the back.

When in well preserved condition, the earlier coins in this short series are worth more than the later coins. Here are some approximate catalog values for all the dates.

3 OR 6 PENCE DATED 1892 OR 1896
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $15
well preserved: $70
fully uncirculated: $150

3 OR 6 PENCE DATED 1893 TO 1895
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $25
well preserved: $150
fully uncirculated: $320

3 OR 6 PENCE DATED 1897
worn: $3 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $25
fully uncirculated: $60

1 SHILLING DATED 1892
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $35
well preserved: $100
fully uncirculated: $200

1 SHILLING DATED 1893
worn: $20 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $200
well preserved: $900
fully uncirculated: $2000

1 SHILLING DATED 1894 TO 1896
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $75
well preserved: $320
fully uncirculated: $500

1 SHILLING DATED 1897
worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $35
fully uncirculated: $90

These are all inflated catalog values. Use the Information on our Terminology page to understand how to covert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 6430 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: , Fri, 31-Dec-2010 17:31:03 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 26-Mar-2013 13:02:23 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Thu, 12-Mar-2015 13:46:31 GMT
Requester description: 1897 south africa shilling
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