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1 Penny - Elizabeth II

1 Penny - Elizabeth II -  obverse1 Penny - Elizabeth II -  reverse

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Features

Country Ghana
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1958
Value 1 Penny (1/240)
Currency Pound (1958-1965)
Composition Bronze
Weight 5.70 g
Diameter 25.5 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 2
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Portrait facing right, lettering around edge

Lettering:
CIVITATIS GHANIENSIS CONDITOR
P.V.
KWAME NKRUMAH

Translation:
The Founder of the State of Ghana
P.V.
Kwame Nkrumah

Engraver: Paul Vincze

Paul Vincze (15 August 1907 in Galgagyörk, Hungary – 5 March 1994 in Grasse, France) was a Jewish-Hungarian designer of coins and medal, and sculptor.

Reverse

Star outline in centre, dividing date. Country at top, value at bottom

Lettering:
GHANA
19 58
· ONE PENNY ·

Engraver: P.K.K. Quaidoo

Edge

Plain

Comments

Two types are known.
Obverse
Die 1 - low relief, less hair on the portrait, thin script closer to rim.
Die 2 - high relief, more hair on the portrait, thick script far from rim.
Reverse
Die A -  thin script.
Die B - script slightly thicker.
Combinations:
1. 1+A
2. 2+B





Nkrumah disliked the samples of the type 1+A, for they show him almost bald. The  dies were re-engraved so portrait shows more hair

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1958  60,000,000 0.40 0.57 0.70 0.70 0.86 98% Royal Mint
1958  20,000 3% Royal Mint; Proof

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