50 Cents English Legend - SOUTH AFRICA

50 Cents (English Legend - SOUTH AFRICA) - obverse50 Cents (English Legend - SOUTH AFRICA) - reverse

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Features

Issuer South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1965-1969
Value 50 Cents
0.50 ZAR = USD 0.029
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 9.5 g
Diameter 27.85 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 5967
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 70.1,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Hern# D190, 192, 194, 198
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

Head of Jan Van Riebeeck. English Legend

Script: Latin

Lettering:
SOUTH AFRICA 1969
T.S.

Engraver: Tommy Sasseen

Tommy Sasseen was apprenticed and employed as die sinker at the South African Mint, Pretoria, from 1950 to 1974. Tommy Sasseen's initials appear on many coins of South Africa and Rhodesia. Sometimes he produced the designs, on other occasions he only modelled or engraved them.

Reverse

Three flowers, all native to South Africa - from left to right :
- An Arum Lily ;
- An African Lily ;
- A Bird-of-Paradise.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
50
T.S.

Engraver: Tommy Sasseen

Tommy Sasseen was apprenticed and employed as die sinker at the South African Mint, Pretoria, from 1950 to 1974. Tommy Sasseen's initials appear on many coins of South Africa and Rhodesia. Sometimes he produced the designs, on other occasions he only modelled or engraved them.

Edge

Smooth

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1965  2% Hern#D190; Proof
1966  8 055 999 $ 0.52 $ 0.52 $ 0.54 $ 0.98 $ 1.40 $ 1.40 88% Hern#D192
1966  25 000 $ 0.92 6% Hern#D192; Proof
1967  52 000 $ 2.20 6% Hern#D194; In Sets only
1967  25 000 $ 0.89 3% Hern#D194; Proof
1969  7 968 3% Hern#D198; In Sets only
1969  12 000 3% Hern#D198; Proof

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