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South Africa 3 Pence  1925 to 1960
South Africa 3 Pence 1925 to 1960

I like toned coins. If I were looking for a South Africa 3 pence for my collection, I would pay more for the specimen in the picture because is has spiffy rainbow toning. Over the years this silver coin has picked up impurities from the atmosphere and those impurities have reacted with the surface to create coloring effects. However, I am in the minority. Most collectors like their silver coins blast white, or completely untoned. Dem guys don't know what dey's missin'.

The above, of course, is a digression. As to the value of South African 3 pence, the catalogs list them with relatively small values. They contain 0.036 troy ounces of silver. Here is a rough idea:

BEFORE 1937 (with King George V):
worn: $2 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $5
well preserved: $20
fully uncirculated: $75
coins dated 1925 are worth about three times these values
coins dated 1931 are truly rare and catalog over $2000 in average circulated condition

AFTER 1936 (with George VI and Elizabeth II)
circulated: $1 US dollar
uncirculated: $8

Use our Important Terminology page to convert these catalog values to actual buy and sell values.

Coin: 6530 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Sarah, Mon, 10-Jan-2011 04:44:59 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Wed, 02-Oct-2013 01:41:20 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 29-May-2015 12:20:58 GMT
Requester description: 1932 one side says: south africa 1932 suid afrika. in the center there is a flower surrounded by a triangle. below the flower there is 3d. on the other side it says georgvis v rex imperaior. there is a picture of a king in the middle.
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