Penny, South Africa, 1942, Brass
Penny, South Africa, 1942, Brass
Penny, South Africa, 1942, Brass
Penny, South Africa, 1942, Brass

Penny, South Africa, 1942, Brass

South Africa, 1942, Penny(1937 to 1952), King George VI Series – Pennies

Varieties:   A few are known

  • 1940, No stop after the date
  • 1941, the number 1 of the date is higher
  • 1942, no stop after the date
  • 1942, the number 2 is higher than the number 4
  • 1945, the number 5 is higher than the number 4
  • 1946, the number 6 is higher than the number 4
  • 1948, no stop after the date
  • Lettering style in the legends differ from type to  type

Coin Specifications

Country

South Africa

Year

1942(1937-1952)

Value

1 Penny, Penny, 1 D

Metal

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

Weight

9.45gm

Diameter

31.00mm

Thickness

2.04mm

Engraver

Henry Paget(HP)

Kruger Gray(KG)

Shape

Round

Demonetized

Yes

Obverse

Portrait of George VI

Lettering:  1937-1948
GEORGIVS VI REX IMPERATOR

Reverse

Sailing ship

Lettering: 1937-1950

SOUTH-AFRICA-1942- SUID-AFRIKA * 1 D*

Edge

Smooth

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

1937

3,281,046

116

1938

1,839,501

44

1939

1,505,782

30

1940

3,591,840

None

1941

7,870,735

None

1942

14,427,779

None

1943

4,010,040

104

1944

6,424,699

150

1945

4,809,723

150

1946

2,605,153

150

1947

135,279

2,600

1948

2,398,006

1,120

1949

3,633,691

800

1950

4,890,026

500

1951

3,786,703

2,000

1952

12,673,728

15,500

 

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