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RSA (Pre-1994): South African National Parks Board 50th Anniversary

RSA (Pre-1994): South African National Parks Board 50th AnniversaryRSA (Pre-1994): South African National Parks Board 50th Anniversary
RSA (Pre-1994): South African National Parks Board 50th AnniversaryRSA (Pre-1994): South African National Parks Board 50th Anniversary
RSA (Pre-1994): South African National Parks Board 50th AnniversaryRSA (Pre-1994): South African National Parks Board 50th Anniversary
Form: Circular
By: Arthur Lawrence Sutherland (rev.) & Coert L. Stynberg (obv.) / South African Mint
Date: 1976
Ref:  Laidlaw: 0350a;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
38 mmSilver29 gm$55
38.1 mmGilded Bronze25.0 gm$25
38 mmBronze25 gm$25

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: View of the Kruger Monument at the Kruger Gate to the Kruger National Park. Signed: "CLS" at the foot.

Reverse: The emblem of the Parks Board, a Kudu head within a shield and motto: "CUSTOS NATURAE". Signed: "ALS" below motto on right. Across: "1926 (left) 1976 (right)" Legend above: "NASIONALE PARKERAAD" and below: "NATIONAL PARKS BOARD". Silver medal stamped: "(springbok head) S925 C S.A.M"

Notes: Coert L. Steynberg (1905-1982) was a renowned South African sculptor best known for his statue of Paul Kruger, found at the Kruger-gate, Kruger National Park. The representation of the statue on this medallion was also designed by him. His most famous coin design is the prancing springbok first produced for the silver 5 shilling piece in 1947 and subsequently on the gold Krugerrand.

The Minister of Lands, Piet Grobler, successfully moved the National Parks Bill in Parliament on 31 May 1926.