1 Penny - George VI (1937 - 1947)

obverse of 1 Penny - George VI (1937 - 1947) coin with KM# 25 from South Africa. Inscription: GEORGIVS VI REX IMPERATOR HP
reverse of 1 Penny - George VI (1937 - 1947) coin with KM# 25 from South Africa. Inscription: SOUTH · AFRICA · 1937 · SUID-AFRIKA 1D.

Features

Denomination 1 Penny
Catalog Number KM# 25
Weight (g) 9.45
Diameter (mm) 31
Thickness (mm) 2.04
Shape: Round
Composition: Copper
Not Magnetic
Orientation Medal orientation ↑↑
Demonetized

Obverse

Engraved by Thomas Humphrey Paget
Lettering:
GEORGIVS VI REX IMPERATOR
HP


Description:
King George VI facing left.

Reverse

Engraved by George Edward Kruger Gray
Lettering:
SOUTH · AFRICA · 1937 · SUID-AFRIKA
1D.


Description:
Ship Dromedaris sailing right. 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.
Denomination 1D, where 'D' is short for DENARIUS, a small coin from the ancient Roman Empire.
Year Mintage Comment Rarity
1937 3,281,046 Common
1937 116 Proof Not Common
1938 1,849,501 Common
1938 44 Proof Not Common
1939 1,505,782 Common
1939 30 Proof Rare
1940 Common
1941 7,870,735 Common
1942 Common
1943 4,010,040 Common
1943 104 Proof Not Common
1944 6,424,699 Common
1944 150 Proof Not Common
1945 4,809,723 Common
1945 150 Proof Not Common
1946 2,605,153 Common
1946 150 Proof Not Common
1947 135,297 Common
1947 2,600 Proof Common

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