1 Penny - George VI SUID AFRIKA - SOUTH AFRICA

1 Penny - George VI (SUID AFRIKA - SOUTH AFRICA) -  obverse1 Penny - George VI (SUID AFRIKA - SOUTH AFRICA) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer South Africa
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1951-1952
Value 1 Penny = 1/12 Shilling = 1/240 Pound (1/240)
Currency Pound (1825-1961)
Composition Copper
Weight 9.45 g
Diameter 31.0 mm
Thickness 2.04 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 03-31-1961
Number N# 6227
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References KM# 34.2,
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# S111-112
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

Bare head of George VI left.

Lettering:
GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX
HP

Engraver: Thomas Humphrey Paget

Thomas Humphrey Paget OBE was an English medal and coin designer and modeller. Paget's designs are indicated by the initials 'HP'. Paget was first approached by the Royal Mint in 1936 after the accession of King Edward VIII. Paget's recommendation had come via his earlier design for the obverse of a medal featuring the then-Prince of Wales.

Reverse

A ship, 'Dromedaris', sailing to right, legend in English and Afrikaans either side, with date above and denomination below

Lettering:
SOUTH·AFRICA·1952·SUID-AFRIKA
KG
1D.

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Smooth

Comments

The Dromedaris is one of the three vessels which brought Jan van Riebeeck and his small group of settlers to South Africa from Holland in 1652 in order to establish a refreshment station on behalf of the Dutch East India Company

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1951  3 786 703 $ 1.02 $ 0.87 $ 2.26 33% Hern#S111
1951  2 000 0.5% Hern#S111; Proof
1952  12 673 728 $ 0.58 $ 0.97 $ 1.23 $ 1.27 81% Hern#S112
1952  15 500 3% Hern#S112; Proof

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