2½ Cents 1st decimal series

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

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Features

Issuer 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
Number N# 17086
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References KM# 58,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
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

Designer: Willie Myburg

Reverse

Royal/King Protea

The design is like that of the old 3 Pence Tickey, but the 3 bundles of sticks has been removed from the design.

Lettering:
SUID-AFRIKA۰1963۰SOUTH AFRICA
KG
2½ c.

Designer: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Plain.

Mint

Pretoria, South Africa

Comments

The 1961 coins can be classed as being the last coins of the Union of South Africa as well as the first coins of the Republic of South Africa (as the Rand & Cent currency) was introduced on 14 February 1961.

100 Cents = 1 Rand.

10 Shillings = 1 Rand.

1 Pound = 2 Rand.

Both the 3 Pence & the 2-1/2 Cents have the same nickname in South African English - Tickey.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1961  292 000 $ 3.65 $ 3.17 $ 3.49 $ 4.20 66% Hern#R10
1961  7 530 4% Hern#R10; Proof
1962  8 745 13% Hern#R11
1962  3 844 3% Hern#R11; Proof
1963  33 000 $ 2.87 20% Hern#R12
1963  4 025 4% Hern#R12; Proof
1964  14 000 $ 5.91 19% Hern#R13
1964  16 000 $ 3.12 10% Hern#R13; Proof

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