Rhodesia: design continuity

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Looking at the design continuity of Rhodesian coinage is somewhat complicated, because it experienced various coinages:

1] Southern Rhodesia.

2] Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

3] Rhodesia: predecimal and decimal coinages.

4] Zimbabwe.
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#1


Rhodesia's national flower, the flame lily, first appeared on the Rhodesia and Nyasaland 3 pence.



Rhodesia 6d-1964.jpg

It next appeared on the Rhodesian sixpence of 1964.





Rhodesia: 5 cent coins: left, 1973; right, 1975.





Finally, it appeared on Zimbabwe's 1 cent coin, first issued in 1980.
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#2


Southern Rhodesia, 3 pence, 1947.





Rhodesia, threepence, 1964. 





Rhodesia, 2½ cents, 1970.

The three spear heads did not appear on the coinage of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.
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#3


The pick axe handle first appeared on Southern Rhodesia's half crown.





It also appeared on Southern Rhodesia's commemorative crown of 1953.





It appeared on the Rhodesian shilling of 1964.





It also appeared on the Rhodesian 10 cents, and also on the Rhodesian coat of arms.
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#4


The Zimbabwe soapstone bird first appeared on the Southern Rhodesian shilling.






Rhodesia, 2 shillings, 1964.

The bird did not feature on the coinage of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.






Rhodesia, 20 cents, 1975.






Zimbabwe-Rhodesia, 50 cents, 1980.  Pattern.  Not an issued coin.






Zimbabwe, 20 cents, 1980.






Zimbabwe, 5 dollars, 2001.






Zimbabwe, 25 dollars, 2003.

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#5
Rhodesia's coin designs always included a sable antelope.





Southern Rhodesia, 2 shillings, 1937.





Rhodesia and Nyasaland, 1 shilling, 1955.





Rhodesia, 25 cents / 2 shillings and 6d, 1964.





Rhodesia, 25 cents, 1975.


A sable antelope also appeared on the Rhodesian gold 10 shillings coin of 1968.

No sable antelope has so far appeared on the Zimbabwean coinage.

 
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Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.