20 Cents Balthazar J. Vorster

20 Cents (Balthazar J. Vorster) -  obverse20 Cents (Balthazar J. Vorster) -  reverse

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Features

Country South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1982
Value 20 Cents
0.20 ZAR = 0.013 USD
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 6.0 g
Diameter 24.2 mm
Thickness 1.84 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 113,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Hern# D177
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.

Commemorative issue

The end of Balthazar Johannes Vorster's presidency

Obverse

Head of President Vorster 1/4 right

Lettering:
SUID-AFRIKA SOUTH AFRICA
LDL
1982

Engraver: Lourens de Lange

Reverse

Protea flower within sprigs, value at left

Lettering:
20
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
1982  18,083,000 0.94 0.95 1.90 97%
1982  12,000 5% Proof

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