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20 Cents SUID-AFRIKA - SOUTH AFRICA

20 Cents (SUID-AFRIKA - SOUTH AFRICA) -  obverse20 Cents (SUID-AFRIKA - SOUTH AFRICA) -  reverse

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Features

Country South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1970-1990
Value 20 Cents
0.20 ZAR = 0.012 USD
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 6.0 g
Diameter 24.2 mm
Thickness 1.84 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 86,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Hern# D165-170, 172-173, 175-176, 178-185,
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# 125
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

Arms of South Africa with the motto "Ex Unitate Vires" (Power Through Unity) and the date below

Lettering:
SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
EX UNITATE VIRES
T.S.
1980

Engraver: Tommy Sasseen

Reverse

A Royal Protea, South Africa's national flower and the value to the left

Lettering:
20
T.S.

Engraver: Tommy Sasseen

Edge

Plain

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1970  14,000 7.53 1.9% Hern#D165; 'T.S.'
1970  10,000 0.8% Hern#D165; 'T.S.'; Proof
1971  5,893,000 0.30 0.26 1.18 15% Hern#D166; 'T.S.'
1971  12,000 0.8% Hern#D166; 'T.S.'; Proof
1972  9,069,000 0.41 1.18 19% Hern#D167; 'T.S.'
1972  10,000 1.0% Hern#D167; 'T.S.'; Proof
1973  20,000 1.6% Hern#D168; 'T.S.'
1973  11,000 0.5% Hern#D168; 'T.S.'; Proof
1974  2,436,000 0.33 0.27 0.17 14% Hern#D169; 'T.S.'
1974  15,000 0.9% Hern#D169; 'T.S.'; Proof
1975  12,982,000 0.35 0.59 0.32 15% Hern#D170; 'T.S.'
1975  18,000 0.8% Hern#D170; 'T.S.'; Proof
1977  30,650,000 0.71 0.35 0.59 0.53 26% Hern#D172; 'T.S.'
1977  19,000 1.0% Hern#D172; 'T.S.'; Proof
1978  10,049,000 0.31 0.24 0.31 0.80 11% Hern#D173; 'T.S.'
1978  19,000 0.89 0.9% Hern#D173; 'T.S.'; Proof
1980  13,335,000 0.47 13% Hern#D175; 'T.S.'
1980  15,000 0.8% Hern#D175; 'T.S.'; Proof
1981  8,534,000 0.31 0.33 14% Hern#D176; 'T.S.'
1981  10,000 0.6% Hern#D176; 'T.S.'; Proof
1983  25,667,000 0.35 0.51 0.59 16% Hern#D178; 'T.S.'
1983  14,000 0.7% Hern#D178; 'T.S.'; Proof
1984  31,607,000 0.35 0.59 1.05 16% Hern#D179; no initials
1984  11,000 0.7% Hern#D179; no initials; Proof
1985  29,329,000 0.59 0.59 14% Hern#D180; 'A L S'
1985  9,859 0.6% Hern#D180; 'A L S'; Proof
1986  11,408,000 0.18 0.59 7% Hern#D181; 'A L S'
1986  7,100 0.6% Hern#D181; 'A L S'; Proof
1987  36,904,000 0.46 0.53 13% Hern#D182; 'A L S'
1987  6,781 0.6% Hern#D182; 'A L S'; Proof
1988  43,115,000 0.35 0.47 16% Hern#D183; 'A L S'
1988  7,250 0.7% Hern#D183; 'A L S'; Proof
1989  0.35 0.31 0.59 15% Hern#D184; 'A L S'
1989  0.6% Hern#D184; 'A L S'; Proof
1990  98,512,000 0.53 0.47 0.82 15% Hern#D185; 'A L S'

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