1 Penny - Elizabeth II - 1'st Portrait (1953 - 1960)

Features

Denomination 1 Penny
Catalog Number KM# 46
Weight (g) 9.45
Diameter (mm) 31
Thickness (mm) 1.93
Shape: Round
Composition: Copper
Not Magnetic
Orientation Medal orientation ↑↑
Demonetized

Obverse

Engraved by Mary Gillick
Lettering:
ELIZABETH II REGINA

Reverse

Engraved by George Edward Kruger Gray
Lettering:
SUID-AFRIKA · 1959 · SOUTH AFRICA
1D. KG


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
1953 5,490,645 Very Common
1953 5,000 Proof Very Common
1954 6,664,962 Common
1954 3,150 Proof Common
1955 6,507,761 Very Common
1955 2,850 Proof Very Common
1956 4,389,583 Common
1956 1,700 Proof Common
1957 3,972,519 Very Common
1957 1,130 Proof Common
1958 5,311,361 Very Common
1958 985 Proof Common
1959 5,065,642 Very Common
1959 950 Proof Common
1960 5,106,269 Very Common
1960 3,360 Proof Very Common

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