1 Penny George V 1D

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

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Features

Issuer South Africa
King George V (1910-1936)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1931-1936
Value 1 Penny = 1/12 Shilling = 1/240 Pound (1/240)
Currency Pound (1825-1961)
Composition Bronze
Weight 9.5 g
Diameter 31.0 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 03-31-1961
Number N# 70367
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 14.3,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
Hern# S91-96
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

The crowned bust of King George V facing left

Lettering:
GEORGIVS V REX IMPERATOR
B.M.

Translation:
George IV King Emperor
B.M.

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, a legend in English and Afrikaans either side, with date above and denomination below

Lettering:
SOUTH·AFRICA· 1936 ·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

1 Penny George V (1D) -  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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1931  248 430 10% Hern#S91
1931  62 0.8% Hern#S91; Proof
1932  259 519 $ 5.80 8% Hern#S92
1932  12 0.3% Hern#S92; Proof
1933  224 918 7% *1933* / *1933 Hern#S93
1933  20 0.3% Hern#S93; Proof
1934  2 090 077 $ 2.01 $ 2.32 $ 4.26 36% Hern#S94
1934  24 0.7% Hern#S94; Proof
1935  2 295 191 $ 1.16 $ 2.32 $ 3.93 40% Hern#S95
1935  20 0.5% Hern#S95; Proof
1936  1 818 843 $ 1.44 $ 2.19 $ 3.28 49% Hern#S96
1936  40 0.6% Hern#S96; Proof

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