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50 Cents SOUTH AFRICA - SUID-AFRIKA

Features

Country South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1970-1990
Value 50 Cents
0.50 ZAR = 0.029 USD
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 9.5 g
Diameter 27.85 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 87,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Hern# D200-205, 207-208, 210-211, 213-220,
Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns
by Brian Hern
(JD Numismatic Corporation)
Schön# 126
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

South Africa coat of arms with the motto "Ex Unitate Vires" (Power Through Unity). Country name both in English and Afrikaans.

Lettering:
SOUTH AFRICA · SUID-AFRIKA
EX UNITATE VIRES
1988 A.L.S

Engraver: Arthur Sutherland

Reverse

Three flowers, all native to South Africa - from left to right :
- An Arum Lily ;
- An African Lily ;
- A Bird-of-Paradise.

Lettering: 50 T.S.

Engraver: Tommy Sasseen

Edge

Smooth

Comments

Obverse engraver initials varieties exist:
1970-83 - 'T.S.' below base of Coat of Arms right hand side (Tommy Sasseen)
1984       -  no engraver initials (Arthur Sutherland)
1985-89 - 'A.L.S.' below base of Coat of Arms left hand side (Arthur Sutherland)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1970  4,098,000 0.45 0.55 22% Hern#D200; 'T.S.'
1970  10,000 1.2% Hern#D200; 'T.S.'; Proof
1971  5,062,000 0.58 0.58 0.35 15% Hern#D201; 'T.S.'
1971  12,000 1.1% Hern#D201; 'T.S.'; Proof
1972  771,000 1.24 6% Hern#D202; 'T.S.'
1972  10,000 1.0% Hern#D202; 'T.S.'; Proof
1973  1,042,999 0.60 0.60 7% Hern#D203; 'T.S.'
1973  11,000 0.9% Hern#D203; 'T.S.'; Proof
1974  1,942,000 1.05 1.05 14% Hern#D204; 'T.S.'
1974  15,000 1.2% Hern#D204; 'T.S.'; Proof
1975  4,888,000 1.04 12% Hern#D205; 'T.S.'
1975  18,000 1.0% Hern#D205; 'T.S.'; Proof
1977  10,196,000 0.56 0.56 21% Hern#D207; 'T.S.'
1977  19,000 1.2% Hern#D207; 'T.S.'; Proof
1978  5,071,000 0.89 0.93 10% Hern#D208; 'T.S.'
1978  17,000 1.0% Hern#D208; 'T.S.'; Proof
1980  4,268,000 0.65 8% Hern#D210; 'T.S.'
1980  15,000 1.0% Hern#D210; 'T.S.'; Proof
1981  5,681,000 1.37 10% Hern#D211; 'T.S.'
1981  10,000 0.8% Hern#D211; 'T.S.'; Proof
1983  5,150,000 1.01 7% Hern#D213; 'T.S.'
1983  14,000 3.85 0.8% Hern#D213; 'T.S.'; Proof
1984  9,687,000 0.78 11% Hern#D214; no initials
1984  11,000 0.7% Hern#D214; no initials; Proof
1985  13,339,000 0.74 1.06 13% Hern#D215; 'A.L.S.'
1985  9,859 0.7% Hern#D215; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1986  2,294,000 4% Hern#D216; 'A.L.S.'
1986  7,100 0.9% Hern#D216; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1987  19,071,000 13% Hern#D217; 'A.L.S.'
1987  6,781 0.8% Hern#D217; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1988  27,698,000 0.85 1.11 17% Hern#D218; 'A.L.S.'
1988  7,250 0.9% Hern#D218; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1989  1.12 11% Hern#D219; 'A.L.S.'
1989  0.5% Hern#D219; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1990  29,442,000 0.55 0.59 12% Hern#D220; 'A.L.S.'

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