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2 Cents SOUTH AFRICA - SUID AFRIKA

2 Cents (SOUTH AFRICA - SUID AFRIKA) -  obverse2 Cents (SOUTH AFRICA - SUID AFRIKA) -  reverse

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Features

Country South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1970-1990
Value 2 Cents
0.02 ZAR = 0.0012 USD
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 4.0 g
Diameter 22.45 mm
Thickness 1.71 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 83,
  • 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# D60-65, 67-68, 70-71, 73-80,
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# 122
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

South African coat of arms with the motto "Ex Unitate Vires" (Power Through Unity) surrounded by bilingual English/Afrikaans legend

Lettering:
SOUTH AFRICA · SUID-AFRIKA
EX UNITATE VIRES
T.S.
· 1970 ·

Engraver: Tommy Sasseen

Reverse

Wildebeest bucking left above denomination

Lettering: 2c J.v.Z.

Engraver: Jan van Zyl

Edge

Reeded coarsely

Comments

Obverse engraver initials varieties exist:
1970-83 - 'T.S.' below base of Coat of Arms right hand side (Tommy Sasseen)
1984       -  no engraver initials (Arthur Sutherland)
1985-87 - 'A.L.S.' below base of Coat of Arms left hand side (Arthur Sutherland)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1970  35,217,000 0.18 0.30 0.47 0.59 24% Hern#D60; 'T.S.'
1970  10,000 0.6% Hern#D60; 'T.S.'; Proof
1971  24,093,000 0.21 0.26 0.36 1.70 17% Hern#D61; 'T.S.'
1971  12,000 0.5% Hern#D61; 'T.S.'; Proof
1972  7,304,000 0.25 8% Hern#D62; 'T.S.'
1972  10,000 0.5% Hern#D62; 'T.S.'; Proof
1973  18,685,000 0.33 0.59 12% Hern#D63; 'T.S.'
1973  11,000 0.5% Hern#D63; 'T.S.'; Proof
1974  25,301,000 0.20 0.30 0.59 16% Hern#D64; 'T.S.'
1974  15,000 0.6% Hern#D64; 'T.S.'; Proof
1975  24,982,000 0.34 0.36 14% Hern#D65; 'T.S.'
1975  18,000 0.6% Hern#D65; 'T.S.'; Proof
1977  45,116,000 0.56 0.53 0.59 16% Hern#D67; 'T.S.'
1977  19,000 0.6% Hern#D67; 'T.S.'; Proof
1978  50,527,000 0.36 0.59 15% Hern#D68; 'T.S.'
1978  17,000 0.5% Hern#D68; 'T.S.'; Proof
1980  37,795,000 0.11 0.24 0.30 12% Hern#D70; 'T.S.'
1980  15,000 0.7% Hern#D70; 'T.S.'; Proof
1981  79,350,000 0.79 0.07 0.24 0.36 1.30 18% Hern#D71; 'T.S.'
1981  10,000 0.6% Hern#D71; 'T.S.'; Proof
1983  112,575,000 0.24 0.27 0.37 0.27 1.09 20% Hern#D73; 'T.S.'
1983  14,000 0.6% Hern#D73; 'T.S.'; Proof
1984  101,497,000 0.36 0.56 17% Hern#D74; no initials
1984  11,000 0.5% Hern#D74; no initials; Proof
1985  102,708,000 0.30 0.36 15% Hern#D75; 'A.L.S.'
1985  9,859 0.5% Hern#D75; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1986  683,294,000 0.30 0.52 11% Hern#D76; 'A.L.S.'
1986  7,100 0.5% Hern#D76; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1987  104,981,000 0.30 0.33 13% Hern#D77; 'A.L.S.'
1987  6,781 0.3% Hern#D77; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1988  182,036,000 0.30 0.18 0.59 20% Hern#D78; 'A.L.S.'
1988  7,250 0.6% Hern#D78; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1989  213,629,150 0.25 0.30 19% Hern#D79; 'A.L.S.'
1989  9,571 0.6% Hern#D79; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1990  215,192,000 0.32 0.36 0.41 17% Hern#D80; 'A.L.S.'

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