Quarter Penny, South Africa, 1940, Brass

    Quarter Penny, South Africa, 1940, Brass

    South Africa, 1940, Quarter Penny or Farthing

    The Sterling South Africa Series 1937-1952, Quarter Penny/Farthing: 1937 to 1952 King George VI Series

     

    Coin Specifications:

     

    Country

    South Africa

    Year

    1940(1937-1952)

    Value

    Quarter Penny or Farthing

    Metal

    1937 to 1941 - Brass(Copper 0.955, Tin 0.030, Zinc 0.015)

    Weight

    2.834gm

    Diameter

    20.2mm

    Thickness

    1.37mm

    Engraver

    Henry Pager – BM

    Kruger Gray - KG

    Shape

    Round

    Demonetized

    Yes

    Obverse

    1937-1947 Portrait of Georgivs VI Rex Imperator

    Lettering:  1937-1947

    GEORGIVS V REX IMPERATOR

    Reverse

    Two Cape-Sparrows standing facing each other.

    Lettering: 1937-1950
    SUID-AFRICA·1940·SUID-AFRIKA* ¼ D*

    Edge

    Smooth

     

    Mintage

    Proof Mintage

    1937

    38,254

    116

    1938

    51,296

    44

    1939

    101,584

    30

    1940

    /

    None

    1941

    91,160

    None

    1942

    3,756,124

    None

    1942 B/R

    /

    None

    1943 Yellow

    9,918,036

    104

    1944

    4,467,987

    150

    1945

    5,297,318

    150

    1946

    4,378,103

    150

    1947

    3,894,626

    2,600

    1948

    2,414,503

    1,120

    1949

    3,567,607

    800

    1950

    8,694,343

    500

    1951

    3,511,462

    2,000

    1952

    5,259,972

    15,500

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