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1 Rand SUID AFRIKA - SOUTH AFRICA

Features

Country South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1977-1989
Value 1 Rand
1.00 ZAR = 0.06 USD
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 12.0 g
Diameter 31.0 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 88a,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Hern# D255-256, 258-259, 261-262, 264-267,
Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns
by Brian Hern
(JD Numismatic Corporation)
Schön# 127
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

South Africa coat of arms with the motto "Ex Unitate Vires" (Power Through Unity). Country name both in Afrikaans and English.

Lettering:
SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
EX UNITATE VIRES
1988 A.L.S

Engraver: Arthur Sutherland

Reverse

Springbok
"Soli Deo gloria" is one of the five Reformers' basic beliefs during the Protestant Reformation. It means "Glory to God alone".

Lettering:
1 RAND
SOLI DEO GLORIA
J.v.Z

Engraver: Jan van Zyl

Edge

Milled

Comments

Obverse engraver initials varieties exist:
1977-83 - 'T.S.' below base of Coat of Arms right hand side (Tommy Sasseen)
1984       -  no engraver initials (Arthur Sutherland)
1985-89 - 'A.L.S.' below base of Coat of Arms left hand side (Arthur Sutherland)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1977  29,871,000 0.56 0.58 1.11 2.22 57% Hern#D255; 'T.S.'
1977  10 2.0% Hern#D255; 'T.S.'; Proof
1978  12,021,000 0.60 1.11 28% Hern#D256; 'T.S.'
1978  10 0.5% Hern#D256; 'T.S.'; Proof
1980  2,690,000 8% Hern#D258; 'T.S.'
1981  2,035,000 8% Hern#D259; 'T.S.'
1983  7,182,000 1.58 13% Hern#D261; 'T.S.'
1983  10 1.73 0.4% Hern#D261; 'T.S.'; Proof
1984  5,736,000 5.93 8% Hern#D262; no initials
1984  11,000 0.8% Hern#D262; no initials; Proof
1986  1,570,000 4% Hern#D264; 'A.L.S.'
1986  7,000 0.9% Hern#D264; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1987  12,152,000 0.83 1.62 13% Hern#D265; 'A.L.S.'
1987  6,781 1.1% Hern#D265; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1988  21,335,000 1.11 17% Hern#D266; 'A.L.S.'
1988  7,250 1.1% Hern#D266; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1989  12% Hern#D267; 'A.L.S.'
1989  1.4% Hern#D267; 'A.L.S.'; Proof

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