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½ Penny - Elizabeth II

½ Penny - Elizabeth II -  obverse½ Penny - Elizabeth II -  reverse

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Features

Country Ghana
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1958
Value 1/2 Penny (1/480)
Currency Pound (1958-1965)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.9 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.24 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 1
  • 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.

Obverse

Bust of Kwame Nkrumah facing right

Lettering:
CIVITATIS GHANIENSIS CONDITOR
KWAME NKRUMAH
P.V.

Translation: Kwame Nkrumah, the Founder of the State of Ghana

Engraver: Paul Vincze

Paul Vincze (15 August 1907 in Galgagyörk, Hungary – 5 March 1994 in Grasse, France) was a Jewish-Hungarian designer of coins and medal, and sculptor.

Reverse

Star and value below date

Lettering:
GHANA
1958
HALF PENNY

Engraver: P.K.K. Quaidoo

Edge

Smooth

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1958  32,200,000 0.86 0.86 1.27 98% Royal Mint
1958  20,000 4% Royal Mint; Proof

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