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20 Cents SUID-AFRIKA - SOUTH AFRICA

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

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Features

Country South Africa
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1970-1990
Value 20 Cents (0.2 ZAR)
Metal Nickel
Weight 6.0 g
Diameter 24.2 mm
Thickness 1.84 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
References KM# 86, Hern# D165-170, 172/3, 175/6, 178-185, Schön# 125
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns
by Brian Hern
(JD Numismatic Corporation)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

South Africa coat of arms with the motto "Ex Unitate Vires" (Power Through Unity)

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

Engraver: Tommy Sasseen

Reverse

A Royal Protea, South Africa's national flower

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1970  14,000 Hern#D165; 'T.S.'
1970  10,000 Hern#D165; 'T.S.'; Proof
1971  5,893,000 0.29 0.76 Hern#D166; 'T.S.'
1971  12,000 Hern#D166; 'T.S.'; Proof
1972  9,069,000 0.36 Hern#D167; 'T.S.'
1972  10,000 Hern#D167; 'T.S.'; Proof
1973  20,000 Hern#D168; 'T.S.'
1973  11,000 Hern#D168; 'T.S.'; Proof
1974  2,436,000 0.34 Hern#D169; 'T.S.'
1974  15,000 Hern#D169; 'T.S.'; Proof
1975  12,982,000 0.29 Hern#D170; 'T.S.'
1975  18,000 Hern#D170; 'T.S.'; Proof
1977  30,650,000 0.45 0.56 Hern#D172; 'T.S.'
1977  19,000 Hern#D172; 'T.S.'; Proof
1978  10,049,000 0.31 Hern#D173; 'T.S.'
1978  19,000 Hern#D173; 'T.S.'; Proof
1980  13,335,000 0.43 Hern#D175; 'T.S.'
1980  15,000 Hern#D175; 'T.S.'; Proof
1981  8,534,000 0.28 0.56 Hern#D176; 'T.S.'
1981  10,000 Hern#D176; 'T.S.'; Proof
1983  25,667,000 2.26 0.51 Hern#D178; 'T.S.'
1983  14,000 Hern#D178; 'T.S.'; Proof
1984  31,607,000 0.29 0.56 Hern#D179; no initials
1984  11,000 Hern#D179; no initials; Proof
1985  29,329,000 0.56 Hern#D180; 'A.L.S.'
1985  9,859 Hern#D180; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1986  11,408,000 Hern#D181; 'A.L.S.'
1986  7,100 Hern#D181; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1987  36,904,000 0.44 Hern#D182; 'A.L.S.'
1987  6,781 Hern#D182; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1988  43,115,000 0.42 0.51 Hern#D183; 'A.L.S.'
1988  7,250 Hern#D183; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1989  0.49 0.24 Hern#D184; 'A.L.S.'
1989  Hern#D184; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1990  98,512,000 0.51 0.70 Hern#D185; 'A.L.S.'

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