20 Cents 1st decimal series

20 Cents (1st decimal series) -  obverse20 Cents (1st decimal series) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1961-1964
Value 20 Cents (0.20 ZAR)
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Silver (.500)
Weight 11.3 g
Diameter 28.7 mm
Thickness 2.4 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 2896
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 61,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Hern# R22-25,
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# 82
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Bust of Jan van Riebeeck, founder of Cape Town, facing 1/4 right surrounded by bilingual English/Afrikaans legend

Lettering: UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG

Designer: Willie Myburg

Reverse

Shield of South Africa surrounded by denomination, date, and bilingual English/Afrikaans legend

Lettering:
SOUTH AFRICA·1961·SUID-AFRIKA
K G
20C.

Designer: George Kruger Gray

George Kruger Gray was an English artist, best remembered for his designs of coinage and stained glass windows.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Pretoria, South Africa (1890-1902; 1923-1992)

Comments

Known varieties:
1961 - double struck;
1962 - date numerals longer and thinner
(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  2 961 919 $ 3.84 $ 5.89 $ 7.12 $ 7.12 39% Hern#R22
1961  7 530 2% Hern#R22; Proof
1962  7% Hern#R23; large "2"
1962  3 571 654 $ 3.88 $ 3.88 $ 4.82 $ 5.05 $ 5.32 21% Hern#R23; small "2"
1962  3 844 2% Hern#R23; small "2"; Proof
1963  4 384 368 $ 4.88 $ 5.09 $ 6.68 $ 6.68 27% Hern#R24
1963  4 025 2% Hern#R24; Proof
1964  4 350 590 $ 5.16 $ 5.33 $ 7.93 43% Hern#R25
1964  16 000 $ 6.14 8% Hern#R25; Proof

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