Penny, South Africa, 1945, Brass
    Penny, South Africa, 1945, Brass
    Penny, South Africa, 1945, Brass
    Penny, South Africa, 1945, Brass

    Penny, South Africa, 1945, Brass

    South Africa, 1945, 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

    1945(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 - 1945 - 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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