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5 Cents SUID-AFRIKA - SOUTH AFRICA

5 Cents (SUID-AFRIKA - SOUTH AFRICA) -  obverse5 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 1970-1989
Value 5 Cents
0.05 ZAR = 0.0034 USD
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 17.35 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 84,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Hern# D95-100, 102-103, 105-106, 108-114,
Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns
by Brian Hern
(JD Numismatic Corporation)
Schön# 123
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:
SOUTH AFRICA · SUID-AFRIKA
EX UNITATE VIRES
1981
T.S.

Reverse

Blue crane

Lettering:
5c
T.S.

Engraver: T. 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
1970  6,652,000 0.20 Hern#D95; 'T.S.'
1970  10,000 Hern#D95; 'T.S.'; Proof
1971  20,329,000 0.53 0.53 0.55 Hern#D96; 'T.S.'
1971  12,000 Hern#D96; 'T.S.'; Proof
1972  3,117,000 Hern#D97; 'T.S.'
1972  9,000 Hern#D97; 'T.S.'; Proof
1973  17,092,000 0.25 0.25 Hern#D98; 'T.S.'
1973  11,000 Hern#D98; 'T.S.'; Proof
1974  19,978,000 0.30 0.47 Hern#D99; 'T.S.'
1974  15,000 Hern#D99; 'T.S.'; Proof
1975  21,982,000 0.41 0.37 0.37 0.41 Hern#D100; 'T.S.'
1975  18,000 Hern#D100; 'T.S.'; Proof
1977  51,729,000 0.50 0.73 Hern#D102; 'T.S.'
1977  19,000 Hern#D102; 'T.S.'; Proof
1978  30,050,000 0.38 Hern#D103; 'T.S.'
1978  19,000 Hern#D103; 'T.S.'; Proof
1980  46,665,000 Hern#D105; 'T.S.'
1980  15,000 Hern#D105; 'T.S.'; Proof
1981  40,351,000 0.22 0.29 Hern#D106; 'T.S.'
1981  10,000 Hern#D106; 'T.S.'; Proof
1983  57,487,000 0.22 Hern#D108; 'T.S.'
1983  14,000 Hern#D108; 'T.S.'; Proof
1984  67,345,000 0.28 0.34 Hern#D109; no initials
1984  11,000 Hern#D109; no initials; Proof
1985  57,167,000 0.17 Hern#D110; 'A.L.S.'
1985  9,859 Hern#D110; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1986  54,226,000 0.22 Hern#D111; 'A.L.S.'
1986  7,100 Hern#D111; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1987  42,786,000 0.82 Hern#D112; 'A.L.S.'
1987  5,297 Hern#D112; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1988  110,164,000 0.19 0.23 Hern#D113; 'A.L.S.'
1988  7,250 Hern#D113; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1989  58,261 Hern#D114; 'A.L.S.'
1989  35,540 Hern#D114; 'A.L.S.'; Proof

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