• Short Summary

    The profile of Queen Elizabeth will not appear on new decimal coins to be issued in South Africa, Feb 14, 1961.

  • Description

    The profile of Queen Elizabeth will not appear on new decimal coins to be issued in South Africa, Feb 14, 1961. The new coins - bearing an effigy of Jan van Riebeek - were on show for the first time at the South African Mint, Pretoria, Mar 10.

    Announcement of the change in design of the coins came from the South African Treasury, Mar 6, saying that the Queen had been informed of the Cabinet decision and had "expressed her appreciation of the courtesy of being informed in advance of any public announcement."
    Jan van Riebeek was the Dutch commander of the first settlement in Cape Province - his effigy is already used on all South African Bank notes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAKN00GGTEX7GIIX3DEUW6Q61S
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKN00GGTEX7GIIX3DEUW6Q61S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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