Obverse of the Southern Rhodesian coinage: Percy Metcalfe's crowned effigy of George VI/
Three pence. Spear tips.
Six pence. Crossed axes.
One shilling. The Zimbabwe soapstone bird.
Two shillings. The sable antelope.
Half crown. Crowned coat of arms.
In 1932 he designed the reverses of Southern Rhodesia’s new coinage. The threepence showed three spear tips, crossed axes appeared on the sixpence, while the famous Zimbabwe soapstone bird graced the shilling. A magnificent design of a sable antelope appeared on the two shilling coin, while the half crown carried the coat of arms. (A penny and halfpenny, both showing a crowned rose, were added to the set in 1934, but those designs were by Derwent Wood).