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2½ Cents 1st decimal series

2½ Cents (1st decimal series) -  obverse2½ Cents (1st decimal series) -  reverse

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Features

Country South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1961-1964
Value 2 1/2 Cents (0.025 ZAR)
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 1.41 g
Diameter 16.3 mm
Thickness 0.96 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 58,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Hern# R10-13
Brian Hern, John Bothma, Hercie Peterse; 2017. Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns 2017/18 (9th edition). Gary Levitan, Ferndale, South Africa.

Obverse

Bust of Jan Van Riebeeck

Lettering:
EENDRAG MAAK MAG UNITY IS STRENGTH
WM

Engraver: Willie Myburg

Reverse

Royal/King Protea

Lettering:
SUID-AFRIKA۰1963۰SOUTH AFRICA
KG
2½ c.

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Smooth

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1961  292,000 3.23 3.56 4.33 65% Hern#R10
1961  7,530 4% Hern#R10; Proof
1962  8,745 13% Hern#R11
1962  3,844 2% Hern#R11; Proof
1963  33,000 2.93 21% Hern#R12
1963  4,025 4% Hern#R12; Proof
1964  14,000 7.58 20% Hern#R13
1964  16,000 4.00 10% Hern#R13; Proof

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