1 Penny George V 1 Penny 1

1 Penny George V (1 Penny 1) -  obverse1 Penny George V (1 Penny 1) -  reverse

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Issuer South Africa
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1923-1924
Value 1 Penny = 1/12 Shilling = 1/240 Pound (1/240)
Currency Pound (1825-1961)
Composition Bronze
Weight 9.45 g
Diameter 31.0 mm
Thickness 2.04 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 03-31-1961
Number N# 70365
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 14.1,
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# S82-84
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.


King George V crowned bust left


Translation: George V King Emperor

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".


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

* 1 · PENNY · 1 *

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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



1 Penny George V (1 Penny 1) -  obverse

© David Mikeladze


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
1923  91 027 $ 20 65% Hern#S82/3
1923  1 402 2% Hern#S82/3; Proof
1924  134 487 53% Hern#S84

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