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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

Country South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1961-1983
Value 2 Rand
2.00 ZAR = 0.12 USD
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 7.99 g
Diameter 22.0 mm
Thickness 1.57 mm
Shape Round
References KM# 64,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
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. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

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

Lettering: UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *

Engraver: Willie Myburg

Reverse

Pronking Springbok above the denomination.

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

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1961  3,014 6% Hern#R34
1961  3,932 2% Hern#R34; Proof
1962  10,000 22% Hern#R35
1962  2,344 0.8% Hern#R35; Proof
1963  3,179 5% Hern#R36
1963  2,508 0.8% Hern#R36; Proof
1964  3,994 10% Hern#R37
1964  4,000 1.6% Hern#R37; Proof
1965  10,000 6% Hern#R340
1965  6,024 3% Hern#R340; Proof
1966  10,000 9% Hern#R341
1966  11,000 3% Hern#R341; Proof
1967  10,000 7% 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 5% 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 5% Hern#R346
1971  7,650 1.6% Hern#R346; Proof
1972  18,000 6% Hern#R347
1972  7,500 1.6% Hern#R347; Proof
1973  14,000 5% Hern#R348
1973  13,000 3% Hern#R348; Proof
1974  13,000 7% Hern#R349
1974  17,000 4% Hern#R349; Proof
1975  12,000 1.6% Hern#R350
1975  18,000 3% Hern#R350; Proof
1976  12,000 8% Hern#R351
1976  21,000 9% Hern#R351; Proof
1977  12,000 3% Hern#R352
1977  20,000 3% Hern#R352; Proof
1978  11,000 8% Hern#R353
1978  19,000 3% Hern#R353; Proof
1979  12,000 6% Hern#R354
1979  20,000 2% Hern#R354; Proof
1980  12,000 5% Hern#R355
1980  18,000 5% Hern#R355; Proof
1981  8,538 2% Hern#R356
1981  10,000 4% Hern#R356; Proof
1982  2,030 1.6% Hern#R357
1982  12,000 1.6% Hern#R357; Proof
1983  15,000 6% Hern#R358

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