South African 5 Shilling Coins! The mintages of these coins are generally small (only one year in this range had a mintage of over one million). King George VI or Queen Elizabeth II can be on the obverse of these coins. The reverse depicts a springbok (except in 1952). The silver content of these coins is .4546 of an ounce. Most of the coins will fall into the EF-AU grades. Dates of our choice, and limited to stock on hand.