6 Pence - George V

Features

Issuer South Africa
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1923-1924
Value 6 Pence = 1/2 Shilling = 1/40 Pound (1/40)
Currency Pound (1825-1961)
Composition Silver (.800)
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19.35 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 03-31-1961
Number N# 21729
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References KM# 16a,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Hern# S160-161
Brian Hern, John Bothma, Hercie Peterse; 2017. Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns 2017/18 (9th edition). Gary Levitan, Ferndale, South Africa.

Obverse

Crowned portrait of King George V facing right, legend above

Lettering:
GEORGE V REX IMPERATOR
BM

Engraver: Edgar Bertram Mackennal

Sir Edgar Bertram Mackennal, KCVO, usually known as Bertram Mackennal, was an Australian sculptor, most famous for designing the coinage and stamps bearing the likeness of King George V. Signature: "BM".

Reverse

Denomination within wreath, legend above, date below

Lettering:
SOUTH AFRICA ZUID AFRIKA
KG
1923

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Reeded

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1923  209 110 57% Hern#S160
1923  1 402 1.8% Hern#S160; Proof
1924  325 610 $ 6.32 60% Hern#S161

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