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½ Cent 1st decimal series

½ Cent (1st decimal series) -  obverse½ Cent (1st decimal series) -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1961-1964
Value 1/2 Cent (0.005 ZAR)
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Brass
Weight 5.6 g
Diameter 25.6 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 56,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Hern# R1-4
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.

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

Cape sparrows with legend around in English and Afrikaans, date above, denomination below

Lettering:
SUID-AFRIKA·1964·SOUTH AFRICA
KG
* 1/2C. *

Engraver: George Kruger Gray

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

Edge

Smooth

Comments

The Cape sparrow or Mossie (Binomial Name: Passer melanurus) is found largely in Southern Africa (South Africa & Namibia).

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1961  39,189,000 0.06 0.30 0.37 0.35 2.36 2.07 63% Hern#R1
1961  7,530 1.2% Hern#R1; Proof
1962  17,895,000 0.59 0.27 0.94 1.05 35% Hern#R2
1962  3,844 0.6% Hern#R2; Proof
1963  11,611,000 1.18 0.51 2.13 26% Hern#R3
1963  4,025 0.6% Hern#R3; Proof
1964  9,258,000 0.20 0.50 2.31 2.22 1.48 30% Hern#R4
1964  16,000 2% Hern#R4; Proof

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