1 Cent 1st decimal series

1 Cent (1st decimal series) -  obverse1 Cent (1st decimal series) -  reverse

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Features

Country South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1961-1964
Value 1 Cent (0.01 ZAR)
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Brass
Weight 9.42 g
Diameter 31.0 mm
Thickness 2.0 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 57,
  • 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# R5-9,
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# 78.2
  • 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 (1619-1677),
Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Town. The motto in Afrikaans and in English : "Power through Unity"

Lettering:
EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH
W.M.

Engraver: Willie Myburg

Reverse

Covered wagon

Lettering:
SOUTH AFRICA·1963·SUID-AFRIKA
HM
1C.

Engraver: Hilda Mason

Edge

Plain

Comments


There is a rare 1961 variety (Hern#R5) with full ground cover under the wagon on the reverse.
Hern estimates the original mintage to be in the region of 80 but states that only 12 are known.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1961  52,266,000 0.38 0.97 1.00 1.13 1.83 72% Hern#R6
1961  7,530 1.8% Hern#R6; Proof
1962  21,929,000 1.22 1.83 1.12 1.83 29% Hern#R7
1962  3,844 0.6% Hern#R7; Proof
1963  9,081,000 0.55 0.66 15% Hern#R8
1963  4,025 0.5% Hern#R8; Proof
1964  14,265,000 1.05 0.97 1.66 23% Hern#R9
1964  16,000 7.22 2% Hern#R9; Proof

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