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SA Union: First World War Peace: Peddie

SA Union: First World War Peace: PeddieSA Union: First World War Peace: Peddie
Form: Circular holed at 12 o’clock for a ring
By: ?
Date: 1919
Ref:  Laidlaw: 0901;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
26.0 mmCopper-Nickel7.9 gm$10

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Within a laurel wreath tied at the bottom, dove flying right over sea with rising sun on horizon, above in an arc: "VREDE . PEACE".

Reverse: Between the outline of half-circles, across: "5TH. AUG. / 1919". Legend above: "DISTRICT OF" and below between stops: "PEDDIE".

Notes: Peddie is a town in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa situated 55km south-west of King William's Town and 67km east of Grahamstown. It developed from a frontier post established in 1835 and named Fort Peddie, named after Lieutenant-Colonel John Peddie who led the 72nd Highlanders against the Xhosa in the Sixth Frontier War.