South Africa 1934 penny
This specimen was lot 23036 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $235. The catalog description 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.
- Ponterio, Richard, The August 2016 Anaheim ANA Auction: Ancient Coins, World Coins & Paper Money, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2016.