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5 Shillings 1948, Southern Rhodesia

in Krause book Number: P8b
Years of issue: 1.1.1948
Edition: --
Signatures: Chairman: Mr. Arthur William Beadle, Member: Mr. Arthur Sanders
Serie: Series 1938 - 1952
Specimen of: 1.2.1945
Material: 100% raw cotton
Size (mm): 114 x 70
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Company Limited, New Malden

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5 Shillings 1948




5 Shillings 1948

HM The King George VI.

George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George, 14 December 1895 - 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth.

Photo by Dorothy Wilding, HM The King George VI after the Coronation Day, 1937

This engraving is done from the portrait by photographer Dorothy Wilding, made ​​in 1937, after the Coronation Day of His Majesty. The original portrait is now in the National Portrait Gallery, London.

coat of arms of Southern Rhodesia

On the top is the coat of arms of Southern Rhodesia.

Coat of arms depicts two black antelope, standing atop an earthen mound. Also located at the bottom of the inscription: Sit Nomine Digna (Maybe worthy of its name) associated with Rhodes. the shield golden hammer on a green background, indicating the extraction of natural resources, the basis of economic stability Rhodesia.

Great bird figurine from soapstone on top, found in the ruins of Great Zimbabwe.

Denominations in numerals are centered and in all corners, in words on the left side.


5 Shillings 1948

Denomination in numeral and in words. On background is pattern.


The pound was the currency of Southern Rhodesia. It also circulated in Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland. The pound was subdivided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence.

Prime Minister - Mr. Godfrey Martin Huggins (in office 12.9.1933 - 7.9.1953).