Halfpenny, South Africa, 1957, Brass
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Halfpenny, South Africa, 1957, Brass

South Africa, 1957, Halfpenny(1953 to 1960), Queen Elizabeth II Series – HalfPennies

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Coin Specifications: 

Country

South Africa

Year

1957(1953-1960)

Value

Halfpenny, ½ Penny, ½ D

Metal

Brass(Copper 0.950, Tin 0.005, Zinc 0.045)

Weight

5,67gm

Diameter

25.60mm

Thickness

1.78mm

Engraver

Mary Gillick (MG)

Kruger Gray(KG)

Shape

Round

Demonetized

Yes

Obverse

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

Lettering: 
ELIZABETH II REGINA

Reverse

Sailing ship

Lettering:

SOUTH-AFRICA-1957- SUID-AFRIKA * ½ D*

Edge

Smooth

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

1953

5,572,463

5,000

1954

100,897

3,150

1955

3,774,249

2,850

1956

1,304,574

1,700

1957

2,2025,085

1,130

1958

2,170,585

985

1959

2,396,818

950

1960

2,551,794

3,360