5 Cents SUID-AFRIKA - SOUTH AFRICA

5 Cents (SUID-AFRIKA - SOUTH AFRICA) - obverse5 Cents (SUID-AFRIKA - SOUTH AFRICA) - reverse

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Features

Issuer South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1970-1989
Value 5 Cents
0.05 ZAR = USD 0.0029
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 17.35 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 1791
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 84,
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# D95-100, 102-103, 105-106, 108-114,
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# 123
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
SOUTH AFRICA · SUID-AFRIKA
EX UNITATE VIRES
1981
T.S.

Reverse

Blue crane

Script: Latin

Lettering:
5c
T.S.

Engraver: T. Sasseen

Edge

Smooth

5 Cents (SUID-AFRIKA - SOUTH AFRICA) -  obverse

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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 G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1970  6 652 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.27 $ 0.27 $ 0.30 $ 0.54 11% Hern#D95; 'T.S.'
1970  10 000 0.6% Hern#D95; 'T.S.'; Proof
1971  20 329 000 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 0.45 $ 0.49 $ 0.57 22% Hern#D96; 'T.S.'
1971  12 000 0.7% Hern#D96; 'T.S.'; Proof
1972  3 117 000 $ 0.38 $ 0.57 $ 0.68 $ 0.81 5% Hern#D97; 'T.S.'
1972  9 000 0.6% Hern#D97; 'T.S.'; Proof
1973  17 092 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.30 $ 0.37 $ 0.81 17% Hern#D98; 'T.S.'
1973  10 850 0.5% Hern#D98; 'T.S.'; Proof
1974  19 978 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.40 $ 0.40 $ 0.40 19% Hern#D99; 'T.S.'
1974  15 000 0.7% Hern#D99; 'T.S.'; Proof
1975  21 982 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.30 $ 0.32 $ 0.39 $ 0.54 19% Hern#D100; 'T.S.'
1975  18 000 0.6% Hern#D100; 'T.S.'; Proof
1977  51 729 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.31 $ 0.39 $ 0.39 $ 0.39 $ 0.56 25% Hern#D102; 'T.S.'
1977  19 000 0.7% Hern#D102; 'T.S.'; Proof
1978  30 050 000 $ 0.30 $ 0.34 14% Hern#D103; 'T.S.'
1978  19 000 0.7% Hern#D103; 'T.S.'; Proof
1980  46 665 000 5% Hern#D105; 'T.S.'
1980  15 000 0.6% Hern#D105; 'T.S.'; Proof
1981  40 351 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.22 $ 0.29 $ 0.36 $ 0.53 19% Hern#D106; 'T.S.'
1981  10 000 0.6% Hern#D106; 'T.S.'; Proof
1983  57 487 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.22 $ 0.29 $ 0.32 $ 0.39 18% Hern#D108; 'T.S.'
1983  14 000 0.7% Hern#D108; 'T.S.'; Proof
1984  67 345 000 $ 0.14 $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.35 $ 0.44 20% Hern#D109; no initials
1984  11 000 0.7% Hern#D109; no initials; Proof
1985  57 167 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.27 $ 0.32 $ 0.33 $ 0.34 16% Hern#D110; 'A.L.S.'
1985  9 859 0.5% Hern#D110; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1986  54 226 000 $ 0.22 $ 0.37 $ 0.38 $ 0.39 15% Hern#D111; 'A.L.S.'
1986  7 100 0.5% Hern#D111; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1987  42 786 000 $ 0.56 $ 0.56 $ 0.56 $ 0.56 12% Hern#D112; 'A.L.S.'
1987  5 297 0.4% Hern#D112; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1988  110 164 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.09 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.23 $ 0.46 $ 0.46 23% Hern#D113; 'A.L.S.'
1988  7 250 0.8% Hern#D113; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1989  58 261 $ 0.54 1.2% Hern#D114; 'A.L.S.'
1989  35 540 0.7% Hern#D114; 'A.L.S.'; Proof

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