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½ Cent SOUTH AFRICA - SUID-AFRIKA

½ Cent (SOUTH AFRICA - SUID-AFRIKA) -  obverse½ Cent (SOUTH AFRICA - SUID-AFRIKA) -  reverse

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Features

Country South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1970-1983
Value 1/2 Cent
0.005 ZAR = 0.00033 USD
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.0 g
Diameter 16.21 mm
Thickness 1.47 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 81,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Hern# D1-6, 8/9, 11/12, 14
Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns
by Brian Hern
(JD Numismatic Corporation)

Obverse

South Africa coat of arms with the motto (in Latin) "Power through Unity", surrounded by date and bilingual English/Afrikaans legend

Lettering:
SOUTH AFRICA
SUID-AFRIKA
EX UNITATE VIRES
T.S.
1973

Engraver: Tommy Sasseen

Reverse

Two Cape sparrows perched on branch below denomination

Lettering:
1/2
T.S.

Engraver: Tommy Sasseen

Edge

Reeded coarsely

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1970  45,365,363 0.13 0.41 0.48 0.64 0.87 88% Hern#D1, Coins dated 1970 were also struck for circulation in 1971, 1972 and 1973
1970  10,000 3% Hern#D1; Proof
1971  20,000 1.52 4% Hern#D2
1971  12,000 1.2% Hern#D2; Proof
1972  20,000 4% Hern#D3
1972  10,000 1.1% Hern#D3; Proof
1973  20,000 5% Hern#D4
1973  10,850 1.2% Hern#D4; Proof
1974  20,000 1.69 4% Hern#D5
1974  15,000 1.4% Hern#D5; Proof
1975  20,000 3% Hern#D6
1975  18,000 1.5% Hern#D6; Proof
1977  20,000 3% Hern#D8
1977  19,000 1.4% Hern#D8; Proof
1978  20,000 2% Hern#D9
1978  17,000 1.8% Hern#D9; Proof
1980  15,000 3% Hern#D11; Proof
1981  10,000 1.57 1.8% Hern#D12; Proof
1983  14,135 2% Hern#D14; Proof

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