South Africa 1934 penny

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from Stack's Bowers 2016 ANA sale, lot 23036
photo courtesy Stack's Bowers LLC

This specimen was lot 23036 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $235. The catalog description[1] noted, "SOUTH AFRICA. Penny, 1934. PCGS MS-65 BN. Deep intense brown with a hint of powder blue in the sheen. A magnificent example with full claims to the assigned gem grade." The pennies of George V were minted 1923-36 with this subtype struck 1931-36. This is a common date.

Recorded mintage: 2,089,999.

Specification: 9.45 g, bronze, 30.8 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM-14.3; Hern-S94.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Hern, Brian, John Bothma and Hercie Pieterse, Hern's Handbook on South African Coins & Patterns, Ferndale, South Africa, 2013.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.

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