1 Rand Gold 1st & 2nd decimal series

1 Rand Gold (1st & 2nd decimal series) -  obverse1 Rand Gold (1st & 2nd decimal series) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1961-1983
Value 1 Rand
1.00 ZAR = USD 0.06
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 3.99 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Thickness 1.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 17856
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 63,
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# R30-33; R320-338,
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.
Schön# 84
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of Jan van Riebeeck 1/4 right, legend around

Lettering: UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *

Designer: Willie Myburg

Reverse

Pronking Springbok above the denomination.

Lettering:
SOUTH AFRICA·1965·SUID-AFRIKA
CLS
* 1R *

Designer: Coert Laurens Steynberg

Edge

Milled

Mint

Pretoria, South Africa

Comments

Dimensions vary slightly between the original 1961-4 issues and the later 1965-83 strikes.
Prooflike strikes exist for most years but these are very hard to distinguish from the Proofs.
Matt finish coins were produced for export.
Huge numbers have been smelted and availability of specimens is becoming scarce.
(courtesy of Brian Hern's Handbook on South African Coins & Patterns)

The fineness is the same as that for the 1/2 Pound, 1/2 Pond, & 1/2 Sovereign - 22 Carat fine Gold.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1961  4 246 6% Hern#R30
1961  4 932 3% Hern#R30; Proof
1962  3 955 5% Hern#R31
1962  2 344 1.7% Hern#R31; Proof
1963  4 023 2% Hern#R32
1963  2 508 0.8% Hern#R32; Proof
1964  5 866 3% Hern#R33
1964  4 000 0.8% Hern#R33; Proof
1965  10 000 3% Hern#R320
1965  6 024 2% Hern#R320; Proof
1966  10 000 3% Hern#R321
1966  11 000 2% Hern#R321; Proof
1967  10 000 13% Hern#R322
1967  11 000 2% Hern#R322; Proof
1968  10 000 4% Hern#R323
1968  11 000 2% Hern#R323; Proof
1969  10 000 14% Hern#R324
1969  8 000 4% Hern#R324; Proof
1970  10 000 5% Hern#R325
1970  7 000 1.7% Hern#R325; Proof
1971  10 000 17% Hern#R326
1971  7 650 1.7% Hern#R326; Proof
1972  10 000 13% Hern#R327
1972  7 500 3% Hern#R327; Proof
1973  15 000 4% Hern#R328
1973  12 000 0.8% Hern#R328; Proof
1974  23 000 2% Hern#R329
1974  17 000 0.8% Hern#R329; Proof
1975  12 000 2% Hern#R330
1975  18 000 6% Hern#R330; Proof
1976  12 000 3% Hern#R331
1976  21 000 3% Hern#R331; Proof
1977  27 000 8% Hern#R332
1977  20 000 4% Hern#R332; Proof
1978  13 000 2% Hern#R333
1978  19 000 4% Hern#R333; Proof
1979  17 000 5% Hern#R334
1979  17 000 5% Hern#R334; Proof
1980  14 000 9% Hern#R335
1980  18 000 4% Hern#R335; Proof
1981  9 274 2% Hern#R336
1981  10 000 5% Hern#R336; Proof
1982  14 000 5% Hern#R337
1983  15 000 7% Hern#R338

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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