Halfpenny, South Africa, 1945, Brass
Halfpenny, South Africa, 1945, Brass
Halfpenny, South Africa, 1945, Brass
Halfpenny, South Africa, 1945, Brass

Halfpenny, South Africa, 1945, Brass

South Africa, 1945, Halfpenny(1937 to 1952), King George VI Series – HalfPennies

Varieties: Two are known

  • 1940 No stop after the date
  • 1944 The “4” ‘s almost touches

Coin Specifications: 

Country

South Africa

Year

1945(1937-1952)

Value

Halfpenny, ½ Penny, ½ D

Metal

1942-1952:  Brass(Copper 0.950, Tin 0.005, Zinc 0.045)

Weight

5,67gm

Diameter

25.60mm

Thickness

1.76mm

Engraver

Henry Paget (HP)

Kruger Gray(KG)

Shape

Round

Demonetized

Yes

Obverse

Portrait of Georgivs VI Rex

Lettering:  1937-1947
GEORGIVS VI REX IMPERATOR

Reverse

Sailing ship

Lettering: 1937-1950
SOUTH-AFRICA-1945- SUID-AFRIKA * ½ D*

Edge

Smooth

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

1937

638,256

116

1938

559,688

44

1939

270,970

30

1940

1,534,720

None

1941

2,053,332

None

1942

8,382,326

None

1943

5,135,370

104

1944

3,920,153

150

1945

2,356,955

150

1946

1,021,890

150

1947

257,903

150

1948

684,740

1,120

1949

1,849,981

800

1950

2,186,158

500

1951

3,745,970

2,000

1953

4,174,112

15,500

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