Coins from South Africa

The Republic of South Africa, situated at the southern part of the African continent, was founded on 31 May 1961, away from British rule and introduced a decimal coin series as a result. However, the predecessor of the Republic was the Union of South Africa, formed on 31 May 1910 out of 4 British Colonies: The Transvaal, Free State, Cape Colony and Natal. The first Europeans, the Dutch (1652-1795, 1803-1806), settled in the Cape in 1652, after which the English came (1795-1803, 1806-1960). Today, after the democratic elections of 1994, South Arica has three Capitols, Pretoria as the executive, Cape Town as the Legislative and Bloemfontein as the judicial. In 1923 the first coins in the Pound Sterling series were issued, depicting the British Monarch. Like all Pound sterling series, 12 Pennies make a Shilling and 20 Shillings a Pound. With the introduction of the decimal series in 1961, decimal coins of equal size and value to the Pound series were produced to ease the transition (1961 to 1964). In 1965 the second decimal series were introduced, radically reducing the size of the coins. In 1989/90 the current and third decimal series of coins were introduced, again reducing size, introducing a circulation 2 Rand coin for the first time and the first 5 Rand coin to follow in 1994. The Kruger Rand, made of pure gold, was the first (starting in 1967) international investment coin produced worldwide, and is still very popular. The country has 11 official languages (resulting in 10 different spellings of the name South Africa), and these are rotated on the coins from year to year. With a size of 1,221,037 km² (471,445 square miles) it is the 24th largest country in the world, boasting a population of more than 57 million people. South Africa is the birthplace of the legendary Nelson Mandela, who served as president from 1994 to 1999.
Wikidata: Q258

See also: South Africa - Pre-Union

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Rand (Gold Bullion Coinage)

½ Ounce Krugerrand
1980-2020

Non-circulating coin
Gold (.917) • 16.97 g • ⌀ 27.0 mm
KM# 107, Hern# KH1-32, Hern# GRCH1-7
½ Ounce (Natura - Lion)
1994

Non-circulating coin : Monarchs of Africa series
Gold (.9999) • 15.55 g • ⌀ 27.0 mm
KM# 191, Hern# NAT2
½ Ounce (Natura - Elephant)
1996

Non-circulating coin : Monarchs of Africa series
Gold (.9999) • 15.55 g • ⌀ 27.0 mm
KM# 203, Hern# NAT12
½ Ounce (Natura - Kudu, King of the Antelopes)
1999

Non-circulating coin : Monarchs of Africa series
Gold (.9999) • 15.55 g • ⌀ 27.0 mm
KM# 254, Hern# NAT27
½ Ounce (Natura - Sable, Queen of the Antelopes)
2000

Non-circulating coin : Monarchs of Africa series
Gold (.9999) • 15.55 g • ⌀ 27.0 mm
KM# 260, Hern# NAT33
½ Ounce (Natura - Gemsbok, Prince of the Kalahari)
2001

Non-circulating coin : Monarchs of Africa series
Gold (.9999) • 15.55 g • ⌀ 27.0 mm
KM# 266, Hern# NAT38
Available for swap 1 Ounce Krugerrand
1967-2021

Non-circulating coin
Gold (.917) • 33.93 g • ⌀ 32.7 mm
KM# 73, Hern# K1-58, Hern# GRCO1-7
1 Ounce (Banking Bicentennial)
1993

Non-circulating coin : Banking Bicentennial
Gold (.9999) • 33.93 g • ⌀ 32.69 mm
Hern# COM8
1 Ounce (Natura - Lion)
1994

Non-circulating coin : Monarchs of Africa series
Gold (.9999) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 32.69 mm
KM# 192, Hern# NAT1, Hern# NAT5
1 Ounce (Natura - Elephant)
1996

Non-circulating coin : Monarchs of Africa series
Gold (.9999) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 32.69 mm
KM# 204, Hern# NAT11, Hern# NAT15
Available for swap 1 Rand (First Heart Transplant)
1997

Non-circulating coin : First Heart Transpalnt
Gold (.9999) • 3.11 g • ⌀ 16.5 mm
KM# 182, Hern# Np1
1 Ounce (Natura - Kudu, King of the Antelopes)
1999

Non-circulating coin : Monarchs of Africa series
Gold (.9999) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 32.69 mm
KM# 255, Hern# NAT26, Hern# NAT31
1 Ounce (Natura - Sable, Queen of the Antelopes)
2000

Non-circulating coin : Monarchs of Africa series
Gold (.9999) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 32.69 mm
KM# 261, Hern# NAT32, Hern# NAT36
1 Ounce (Natura - Gemsbok, Prince of the Kalahari)
2001

Non-circulating coin : Monarchs of Africa – Gemsbok, Prince of the Kalahari
Gold (.9999) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 32.69 mm
KM# 267, Hern# NAT37, Hern# NAT41
1 Rand / 1/10 Ounce (The emaSwati people)
2006

Non-circulating coin
Gold (.9999) • 3.11 g • ⌀ 16.5 mm
KM# 383, Hern# Np10
1 Rand (FIFA World Cup, 2010)
2008

Non-circulating coin
Gold (.999) • 3.11 g • ⌀ 16.5 mm
KM# 454, Hern# Np13
1 Rand (FIFA World Cup, 2010)
2009

Non-circulating coin
Gold (.999) • 3.11 g • ⌀ 16.5 mm
KM# 535, Hern# Np14
2 Rand (Mapungubwe)
2005

Non-circulating coin : World Heritage Site Series: Mapungubwe
Gold (.999) • 7.777 g • ⌀ 22.0 mm
Hern# Nq9
5 Rand / 1/10 Ounce (Ten Year Anniversary of a Democratic South Africa)
2004

Non-circulating coin : Ten Year Anniversary of Democracy in South Africa
Gold (.9999) • 3.11 g • ⌀ 16.5 mm
KM# 289, Hern# COMT19
5 Rand / 1/10 Ounce (Albert John Luthuli)
2005

Non-circulating coin
Gold (.999) • 3.110 g • ⌀ 16.5 mm
KM# 403, Hern# COMT20

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