50 Cents AFRIKA BORWA

50 Cents (AFRIKA BORWA) - obverse50 Cents (AFRIKA BORWA) - reverse

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Features

Issuer South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1996-2000
Value 50 Cents
0.50 ZAR = USD 0.029
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Bronze plated steel
Weight 5.0 g
Diameter 22.0 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 2293
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 163,
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# Nf7-11,
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# 220
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). Country name in Sotho, one of the SA's official languages.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
AFRIKA BORWA
EX UNITATE VIRES
1997 ALS

Engraver: Arthur Sutherland

Reverse

Bird-of-paradise flower, commonly known in South Africa as the "crane" flower. That flower is native to South Africa.

Script: Latin

Lettering: 50c LL

Engraver: Linda Lotriet

Edge

Reeded

Comments

Legends in the 11 Official Languages of the Republic of South Africa:
Afrikaans: Suid-Afrika
English: South Africa
Sesotho and Sepedi: Afrika Borwa
Tswana: Aforika Borwa
Xhosa: uMzantsi Afrika
Zulu: iNingizimu Afrika
Ndebele: iSewula frika
Venda: Afurika Tshipembe
siSwati: Ningizimu Afrika
Tsonga: Afrika Dzonga

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1996  41 000 000 $ 0.30 $ 0.30 $ 0.43 $ 0.43 72% Hern#Nf7
1996  11 676 1.4% Hern#Nf7; BU Set
1996  4 827 2% Hern#Nf7; Proof
1997  38 000 000 $ 0.05 $ 0.26 $ 0.26 $ 0.33 33% Hern#Nf8
1997  7 515 0.9% Hern#Nf8; BU Set
1997  3 596 0.9% Hern#Nf8; Proof
1998  1 152 000 $ 0.54 7% Hern#Nf9
1998  4 487 0.3% Hern#Nf9; BU Set
1998  3 051 0.6% Hern#Nf9; Proof
1999  1 152 000 $ 0.03 $ 0.48 5% Hern#Nf10
1999  5 525 0.3% Hern#Nf10; BU Set
1999  3 774 0.4% Hern#Nf10; Proof
2000  1 152 000 2% Hern#Nf11
2000  7 767 0.4% Hern#Nf11; BU Set
2000  3 703 0.6% Hern#Nf11; Proof

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