1/2 Penny - George VI (1937 - 1947)

obverse of 1/2 Penny - George VI (1937 - 1947) coin with KM# 24 from South Africa. Inscription: GEORGIVS VI REX IMPERATOR
reverse of 1/2 Penny - George VI (1937 - 1947) coin with KM# 24 from South Africa. Inscription: SOUTH · AFRICA · 1942 · SUID · AFRIKA 1/2D

Features

Denomination 1/2 Penny
Catalog Number KM# 24
Weight (g) 5.67
Diameter (mm) 25.6
Thickness (mm) 1.76
Shape: Round
Composition: Bronze
Not Magnetic
Orientation Medal orientation ↑↑
Demonetized

Obverse

Engraved by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Lettering:
GEORGIVS VI REX IMPERATOR

Reverse

Engraved by George Edward Kruger Gray
Lettering:
SOUTH · AFRICA · 1942 · SUID · AFRIKA
1/2D


Description:
Ship Dromedaris sailing right. Name of country, date and denomination surrounds.
Dromedaris was Jan van Riebeeck's transport in a small Dutch VOC fleet that established a half-way post at Table Bay, South Africa for the purpose of re-supplying and repairing VOC ships enroute or returning from the East-Indies.

Edge

Description:
Plain
Year Mintage Comment Rarity
1937 638,256 Common
1937 116 Proof Not Common
1938 559,688 Common
1938 44 Proof Not Common
1939 270,970 Common
1939 30 Proof Rare
1940 1,534,720 Common
1941 2,053,332 Common
1942 8,382,326 Common
1943 5,135,370 Common
1943 104 Proof Not Common
1944 3,920,153 Common
1944 150 Proof Not Common
1945 2,356,955 Common
1945 150 Proof Not Common
1946 1,021,890 Common
1946 150 Proof Not Common
1947 257,903 Common
1947 2,600 Proof Common

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