SA Union: Princess Elizabeth Royal Visit

SA Union: Princess Elizabeth Royal VisitSA Union: Princess Elizabeth Royal Visit
Form: Crowned Shield with pin-back.
By: ?
Date: 1947
Ref:  Laidlaw: 0891;
40.1 mm x 23.8 mmBronze9.6 gm$4

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Diademed bust of Princess Elizabeth, right. On an ornamental surround: "TO COMMEMORATE / THE / ROYAL VISIT / 1947 / SOUTH AFRICA".

Reverse: Blank. Brooch pin.

Notes: The King and Queen and their two daughters, the princesses Elizabeth and Margaret toured Southern Africa in 1947. The purpose of the visit was to show Royal appreciation and gratitude for the sacrifices that South Africa, Southern Rhodesia and other Commonwealth countries had made during the Second World War.

Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth II on the death of her father in 1953.