5 Cents Nicolaas J. Diederichs

5 Cents (Nicolaas J. Diederichs) -  obverse5 Cents (Nicolaas J. Diederichs) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1979
Value 5 Cents
0.05 ZAR = USD 0.0031
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 17.35 mm
Thickness 1.6 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 8433
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 100,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 5 more volumes.
Hern# D104
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 Nicolaas Johannes Diederichs' presidency

Obverse

Head of President Diederichs left

Lettering:
SUID-AFRIKA SOUTH AFRICA
LDL
1979

Engraver: Lourens De Lange

Reverse

Blue Crane

Lettering:
5C
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
1979  17 533 000 $ 0.12 $ 0.28 $ 0.35 $ 0.36 $ 0.54 $ 1.03 99%
1979  17 000 3% Proof

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