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¼ Penny - Elizabeth II 1st portrait

¼ Penny - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  obverse¼ Penny - Elizabeth II (1st portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country South Africa
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-1960)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1953-1960
Value 1/4 Penny = 1/48 Shilling = 1/960 Pound (1/960)
Currency Pound (1825-1961)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 20.2 mm
Thickness 1.43 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 03-31-1961
References KM# 44,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Hern# S34-41
Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns
by Brian Hern
(JD Numismatic Corporation)

Obverse

Elizabeth II head right

Lettering: ELIZABETH II REGINA

Translation: Elizabeth the Second Queen

Engraver: Mary Gillick

Mary Gillick was a sculptor best known for her effigy of Elizabeth II used on coinage in the United Kingdom and elsewhere from 1953 to 1970.

Reverse

Cape Sparrows perched on acacia branch within circle, date above and denomination below, legend in English and Afrikaans

Lettering:
SUID-AFRIKA·1954·SOUTH AFRICA
KG
1/4D.

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Smooth

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1953  7,192,911 0.36 1.04 1.64 Hern#S34
1953  5,000 Hern#S34; Proof
1954  6,567,976 0.64 0.36 1.25 Hern#S35
1954  3,150 Hern#S35; Proof
1955  11,798,459 1.12 1.53 1.39 Hern#S36
1955  2,850 Hern#S36; Proof
1956  1,286,585 1.11 Hern#S37
1956  1,700 Hern#S37; Proof
1957  3,065,491 1.11 Hern#S38
1957  1,130 Hern#S38; Proof
1958  5,451,737 0.74 1.56 Hern#S39
1958  985 Hern#S39; Proof
1959  1,567,280 0.52 Hern#S40
1959  950 Hern#S40; Proof
1960  1,022,591 1.68 Hern#S41
1960  3,360 Hern#S41; Proof

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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