10 Cents Nicolaas J. Diederichs

10 Cents (Nicolaas J. Diederichs) -  obverse10 Cents (Nicolaas J. Diederichs) -  reverse

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Issuer South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1979
Value 10 Cents
0.10 ZAR = USD 0.0068
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 4.0 g
Diameter 20.7 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 8715
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 101,
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# D139
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


Head of President Diederichs left


Engraver: Lourens de Lange


Aloe plant and value


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.



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1979  17 000 5% Proof

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