50 Cents Afrikaans Legend - SUID-AFRIKA

50 Cents (Afrikaans Legend - SUID-AFRIKA) -  obverse50 Cents (Afrikaans Legend - SUID-AFRIKA) -  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 0.031
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 9.5 g
Diameter 27.85 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 5968
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 70.2,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Hern# D191, 193, 195, 199,
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# 98
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Head of Jan van Riebeeck facing right with Afrikaans legend at right

Lettering:
SUID-AFRIKA 1966
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 South African flowers (Arum Lily, African Lily, and Bird-of-Paradise) with denomination at right

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  28 000 $ 5.59 6% Hern#D191
1965  25 000 $ 4.72 3% Hern#D191; Proof
1966  8 055 999 $ 0.90 $ 0.56 $ 0.36 $ 1.18 93% Hern#D193
1967  52 000 5% Hern#D195; In Sets only
1969  7 968 $ 2.20 3% Hern#D199; In Sets only

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