2 Rand Gold 1st & 2nd decimal series

2 Rand Gold (1st & 2nd decimal series) -  obverse2 Rand Gold (1st & 2nd decimal series) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1961-1983
Value 2 Rand
2.00 ZAR = USD 0.12
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 7.99 g
Diameter 22.0 mm
Thickness 1.57 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 22080
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 64,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Hern# R34-37; R340-358,
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# 85
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of Jan van Riebeeck 1/4 right, legend around

Lettering: UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *

Designer: Willie Myburg

Reverse

Pronking Springbok above the denomination.

Lettering:
SOUTH AFRICA·1965·SUID-AFRIKA
CLS
* 2R *

Designer: Coert Laurens Steynberg

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Pretoria, South Africa

Comments

Dimensions vary slightly between the original 1961-4 issues and the later 1965-83 strikes.
Prooflike strikes exist for most years but these are very hard to distinguish from the Proofs.
Matte finish coins were produced for export.
Huge numbers have been smelted and availability of specimens is becoming scarce.
(courtesy of Brian Hern's Handbook on South African Coins & Patterns)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1961  3 014 5% Hern#R34
1961  3 932 2% Hern#R34; Proof
1962  10 000 24% Hern#R35
1962  2 344 1.3% Hern#R35; Proof
1963  3 179 5% Hern#R36
1963  2 508 1.3% Hern#R36; Proof
1964  3 994 12% Hern#R37
1964  4 000 1.3% Hern#R37; Proof
1965  10 000 7% Hern#R340
1965  6 024 3% Hern#R340; Proof
1966  10 000 10% Hern#R341
1966  11 000 3% Hern#R341; Proof
1967  10 000 6% Hern#R342
1967  11 000 3% Hern#R342; Proof
1968  10 000 5% Hern#R343
1968  11 000 3% Hern#R343; Proof
1969  10 000 4% Hern#R344
1969  8 000 2% Hern#R344; Proof
1970  10 000 2% Hern#R345
1970  7 000 2% Hern#R345; Proof
1971  10 000 4% Hern#R346
1971  7 650 1.3% Hern#R346; Proof
1972  18 000 8% Hern#R347
1972  7 500 1.3% Hern#R347; Proof
1973  14 000 5% Hern#R348
1973  13 000 3% Hern#R348; Proof
1974  13 000 5% Hern#R349
1974  17 000 3% Hern#R349; Proof
1975  12 000 1.3% Hern#R350
1975  18 000 3% Hern#R350; Proof
1976  12 000 7% Hern#R351
1976  21 000 7% Hern#R351; Proof
1977  12 000 3% Hern#R352
1977  20 000 3% Hern#R352; Proof
1978  11 000 9% Hern#R353
1978  19 000 3% Hern#R353; Proof
1979  12 000 5% Hern#R354
1979  20 000 3% Hern#R354; Proof
1980  12 000 5% Hern#R355
1980  18 000 5% Hern#R355; Proof
1981  8 538 3% Hern#R356
1981  10 000 4% Hern#R356; Proof
1982  2 030 1.3% Hern#R357
1982  12 000 3% Hern#R357; Proof
1983  15 000 5% Hern#R358

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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