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SA Union: Visit by Edward, Prince of Wales, to South Africa: Umtata

SA Union: Visit by Edward, Prince of Wales, to South Africa: UmtataSA Union: Visit by Edward, Prince of Wales, to South Africa: Umtata
Form: Circular. Pierced for a ring and a second for a red-white-blue ribbon suspended from a safety pin.
By: -
Date: 1925
Ref:  AM2: 199; Laidlaw: 0032;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
32.8 mmWhite Metal12.8 gm$45

Edge: Plain

Obverse: Bareheaded bust of the Prince in uniform, left. Legend: “TO . COMMEMORATE . THE . VISIT . OF . H.R.H. THE . PRINCE . OF . WALES . 1925”. Stop at the foot.

Reverse: Coat of arms of Umtata with supporters, crown above and motto: “CONAMINE AUGEOR” on a ribbon below. Legend on a raised pebbled band above: “MUNICIPALITY OF UMTATA” and below between stars “TEMBULAND”.

Notes: Edward, Prince of Wales (1894-1972) was the eldest son of King George V and Queen Mary. Edward became King Edward VIII when his father died in early 1936. He abdicated in December of that year in favour of marriage to the American divorcee Wallis Simpson. His younger brother then became King George VI.

Between 30th April and 29th July 1925 the Prince toured Southern Africa. On a Royal train provided by the South African Railways, he visiting Cape Province, the Orange Free State, Basutoland, Natal, Transvaal, Swaziland, Southern & Northern Rhodesia and the Bechuanaland Protectorate.