50 Cents 1st decimal series

50 Cents (1st decimal series) - obverse50 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 50 Cents (0.50 ZAR)
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 38.8 mm
Thickness 3.04 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 17087
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 62,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Hern# R26-29
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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
EENDRAG MAAK MAG
UNITY IS STRENGTH
WM

Designer: Willie Myburg

Reverse

The Springbok, a medium-sized antelope common in South Africa and Namibia.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
SUID AFRIKA
SOUTH AFRICA
50c
CLS

Designer: Coert Laurens Steynburg

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Pretoria, South Africa (1890-1902; 1923-1992)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1961  54 530 $ 9.30 $ 13 $ 13 $ 18 27% Hern#R26
1961  8 530 $ 46 3% Hern#R26; Proof
1961  20 000 $ 13 4% Hern#R26; Prooflike
1962  21 024 $ 16 12% Hern#R27
1962  3 844 3% Hern#R27; Proof
1962  6 024 2% Hern#R27; Prooflike
1963  157 025 $ 15 $ 15 $ 15 $ 19 45% Hern#R28
1963  4 025 3% Hern#R28; Proof
1963  10 000 2% Hern#R28; Prooflike
1964  127 000 $ 13 $ 18 $ 18 39% Hern#R29
1964  16 000 $ 16 5% Hern#R29; Proof
1964  25 000 $ 13 4% Hern#R29; Prooflike

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