Saturday, December 7, 2019

South Africa 1/2 Penny 1942

Features

  • Country         :   South Africa
  • Years             :   1942
  • Calender:      Gregorian
  • Value             :    1/2 Penny
  • Metal             :    Bronze
  • Weight          :    5.6 grams
  • Diameter       :    25.6 mm
  • Thickness      :    1.7 mm
  • Shape            :    Round
  • Orientation    :    Medal Alignment ↑O↑
  • Demonetized :    Yes

South Africa Half Penny 1942-ImgSouth Africa Half Penny 1942

Obverse:

Portrait of George VI facing left
GEORGIVS VI REX IMPERATOR
HP (Below the neck of Portrait)

Reverse:

Drommedaris ship in the centre
SOUTH . AFRICA
1942
SUID . AFRIKA
1/2D.
KG

Edge:

Plain

Mintage: 8,382,000

Mint: Royal Mint Pretoria, South Africa

Designer: Thomas Humphrey Paget (Obverse) and George Kruger Gray (Reverse)

Random Facts:

  • The Dromedaris is one of the three vessels of Jan Van Riebeeck that brought him and his party to the Cape, South Africa.

Click here to see UK 1 Penny, 1962

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