Penny, South Africa, 1923, Brass

Penny, South Africa, 1923, Brass

South Africa, 1923, Penny(1923 to 1936), King George V Series – Pennies

Varieties:   A few are known

  • 1923, The proof of the reverse is weak
  • 1929, Part of the neck is missing
  • 1930, Portion of the neck or ear are missing
  • 1932, no stop after the date
  • 1933, no stop after the date
  • 1934, date – The “4” touches the “3”
  • 1934, no stop after the date
  • 1936, Part of the neck is missing
  • Rope rigging differs on the sailing ship

Coin Specifications

Country

South Africa

Year

1923(1923-1936)

Value

1 Penny, Penny, 1 D

Metal

Brass(Copper 0.955, Tin 0.030, Zinc 0.015)

Weight

9.45gm

Diameter

31.00mm

Thickness

1.90mm

Engraver

Bertram Mackennal (BM)

Kruger Gray(KG)

Shape

Round

Demonetized

Yes

Obverse

Portrait of George V

Lettering: 
GEORGIVS V REX IMPERATOR

Reverse

Sailing ship

Lettering: 1923-1925

SOUTH-AFRICA-1923- ZUID-AFRIKA * 1-PENNY*

Lettering: 1926-1930

SOUTH-AFRICA-1926- ZUID-AFRIKA *PENNY*

Lettering: 1931-1936

SOUTH-AFRICA-1931- SUID-AFRIKA * 1D*

Edge

Smooth

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

1923 Black

91,027

1,402

1923 Red

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1924

134,487

None

1925

/

None

1926

393,095

16

1927

285,168

None

1928

385,669

None

1929

1,092,574

None

1930

754,280

14

1931

248,430

62

1932

259,519

12

1933

224,918

20

1934

2,090,077

24

1935

2,295,191

20

1936

1,818,843

40

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