1 Rand Gold 1st and 2nd decimal series

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

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Features

Issuer South Africa
Period Republic (1961-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1961-1983
Value 1 Rand
1 ZAR = USD 0.05
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 3.99 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Thickness 1.1 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number
N#
17856
References KM# 63,
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# 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; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 1 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering: UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *

Designer: Willie Myburg

Reverse

Pronking Springbok above the denomination.

Script: Latin

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

Designer: Coert Laurens Steynberg

Edge

Milled

Mint

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

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  Photo 4 246 5% Hern#R30
1961  4 932 3% Hern#R30; Proof
1962  3 955 5% Hern#R31
1962  Photo 2 344 2% Hern#R31; Proof
1963  4 023 2% Hern#R32
1963  Photo 2 508 0.7% Hern#R32; Proof
1964  5 866 3% Hern#R33
1964  4 000 2% Hern#R33; Proof
1965  10 000 3% Hern#R320
1965  6 024 3% Hern#R320; Proof
1966  10 000 4% Hern#R321
1966  11 000 3% Hern#R321; Proof
1967  Photo 10 000 10% Hern#R322
1967  11 000 2% Hern#R322; Proof
1968  10 000 5% Hern#R323
1968  11 000 3% Hern#R323; Proof
1969  10 000 14% Hern#R324
1969  8 000 3% Hern#R324; Proof
1970  10 000 4% Hern#R325
1970  7 000 2% Hern#R325; Proof
1971  10 000 13% Hern#R326
1971  7 650 2% Hern#R326; Proof
1972  10 000 $ 220 15% Hern#R327
1972  7 500 5% Hern#R327; Proof
1973  15 000 4% Hern#R328
1973  12 000 1.3% Hern#R328; Proof
1974  23 000 3% Hern#R329
1974  17 000 1.3% Hern#R329; Proof
1975  12 000 2% Hern#R330
1975  Photo 18 000 $ 280 6% Hern#R330; Proof
1976  12 000 4% Hern#R331
1976  21 000 3% Hern#R331; Proof
1977  27 000 7% Hern#R332
1977  20 000 5% Hern#R332; Proof
1978  13 000 3% Hern#R333
1978  19 000 4% Hern#R333; Proof
1979  17 000 4% Hern#R334
1979  Photo 17 000 5% Hern#R334; Proof
1980  Photo 14 000 8% Hern#R335
1980  18 000 4% Hern#R335; Proof
1981  9 274 2% Hern#R336
1981  10 000 4% Hern#R336; Proof
1982  Photo 14 000 $ 230 4% Hern#R337
1983  15 000 5% Hern#R338

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as an indication only; they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging. Numista does not buy or sell coins or banknotes.

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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Bullion value: USD 277.39 Search tips
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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Version Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)
Heritage Auctions
Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 231930
Lot 64366
Internet Archive
Jul 25, 2019 1961 – Hern#R30 UNC
The lot includes several items.
Heritage Auctions
2023 April 30 Modern World Coins Showcase Auction 65164
Lot 99321
Internet Archive
Apr 30, 2023 1962 – Hern#R31; Proof UNC
(NGC PR66 Cameo)
USD 288.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)
Heritage Auctions
2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach 3076
Lot 34606
Internet Archive
Sep 5, 2019 1962 – Hern#R31; Proof UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)
Heritage Auctions
2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach 3076
Lot 34604
Internet Archive
Sep 5, 2019 1963 – Hern#R32; Proof UNC
The lot includes several items.
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)
Heritage Auctions
2022 December 26 Modern World Coins Showcase Auction 61302
Lot 25203
Internet Archive
Dec 26, 2022 1967 – Hern#R322 UNC
(NGC MS66)
USD 3000.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)
Heritage Auctions
2023 January 29 Modern World Coins Showcase Auction 65161
Lot 25261
Internet Archive
Jan 29, 2023 1975 – Hern#R330; Proof UNC
(NGC PR67 Cameo)
USD 288.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)
Heritage Auctions
Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232101
Lot 61500
Internet Archive
Jan 6, 2021 1979 – Hern#R334; Proof UNC
(NGC PR67 Ultra Cameo)
Unsold
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)
Katz
Auction 101
Lot 167
Internet Archive
Nov 18, 2023 1980 – Hern#R335 UNC USD 214.16
(EUR 201.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)
Katz
Auction 119
Lot 119
Internet Archive
Mar 30, 2024 1982 – Hern#R337 UNC USD 234.41
(EUR 220.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Rand Gold (1st and 2nd decimal series)
Katz
Auction 114
Lot 94
Internet Archive
Feb 24, 2024 1982 – Hern#R337 UNC USD 223.75
(EUR 210.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
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