Halfpenny, South Africa, 1951, Brass

    Halfpenny, South Africa, 1951, Brass

    South Africa, 1951, 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

    1951(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:  1948-1952
    GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX

    Reverse

    Sailing ship

    Lettering is bigger: 1951-1952
    SOUTH-AFRICA-1951- SUID-AFRICA * 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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