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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,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Hern# S34-41
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

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·1960·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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1953  7,192,911 0.26 0.41 1.04 1.77 38% Hern#S34
1953  5,000 1.0% Hern#S34; Proof
1954  6,567,976 0.77 0.12 0.52 0.51 1.57 26% Hern#S35
1954  3,150 0.7% Hern#S35; Proof
1955  11,798,459 1.18 1.62 1.89 37% Hern#S36
1955  2,850 1.1% Hern#S36; Proof
1956  1,286,585 1.16 9% Hern#S37
1956  1,700 0.5% Hern#S37; Proof
1957  3,065,491 1.17 0.59 19% Hern#S38
1957  1,130 0.5% Hern#S38; Proof
1958  5,451,737 1.59 19% Hern#S39
1958  985 0.4% Hern#S39; Proof
1959  1,567,280 0.37 8% Hern#S40
1959  950 0.4% Hern#S40; Proof
1960  1,022,591 1.77 13% Hern#S41
1960  3,360 0.8% Hern#S41; Proof

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