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1 Penny George V Penny

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

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Features

Country South Africa
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1926-1930
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
References KM# 14.2,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Hern# S85-90
Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns
by Brian Hern
(JD Numismatic Corporation)

Obverse

King George V crowned bust left

Lettering:
GEORGIVS V REX IMPERATOR
B.M.

Translation: George the Fifth 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".

Reverse

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

Lettering:
SOUTH·AFRICA· 1929 ·ZUID·AFRIKA
KG
* PENNY *

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Plain

1 Penny George V (Penny) -  obverse

© David Mikeladze

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1926  393,095 10.36 26% Hern#S86
1926  16 0.7% Hern#S86; Proof
1927  285,168 2.77 18% Hern#S87
1928  385,669 9.25 22% Hern#S88
1929  1,092,574 1.53 2.22 5.88 51% Hern#S89
1930  754,280 3.73 30% Hern#S90
1930  14 1.6% Hern#S90; Proof

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