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Proof Coin - 1 Penny, Southern Rhodesia, 1934 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 14698

Summary:
Proof 1 Penny, Issued by Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), 1934
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
From 1932 Southern Rhodesia introduced it's own silver coins and the British Imperial and South African coins, which had been in use there, were withdrawn. 1933 saw a request for the lower denominations of penny and halfpenny sent to the Royal Mint, London. As the Southern Rhodesian government wished to keep the costs of this coinage as low as possible, a rejected pattern for a 1927 Imperial sixpence was adapted. That piece had featured a Tudor rose, now struck with a hole through its centre. The original design was the work of the artist Derwent Wood.

The coins were proclaimed current in Southern Rhodesia on 26 June 1934 and in Northern Rhodesia on 9 January 1935.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 27 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.464 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, The Royal Mint, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
Tertiary Classification: proof strikes
Series: Proof of Record
DateEra: 1934 AD
Denomination: 1 Penny
Obverse Description: Around hole, a crowned rose; around, GEORGE V KING EMPEROR
Reverse Description: Around hole, ONE PENNY; around outside sprigs, SOUTHERN RHODESIA 1934
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round with round hole
Material: Copper-Nickel
Issued By: Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), 1934
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1934
References: KM#7
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, 2009 Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1901 - 2000, 2009

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