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2 Rand

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Features

Country South Africa
Years 1961-1983
Value 2 Rand (2 ZAR)
Metal Gold (.917)
Weight 7.99 g
Diameter 22 mm
Thickness 1.57 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized yes
References KM# 64, Hern# R34-37; R340-358, Schön# 85
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

Portrait of Jan van Riebeeck.

Lettering: UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *

Engraver: Willie Myburg

Reverse

Pronking Springbok above the denomination.

Lettering:
SOUTH AFRICA·1965·SUID-AFRIKA
* 1R *

Engraver: Coert Laurens Steynberg

Edge

Reeded

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

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Numista Rarity index: 64 Search tips
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