2 Cents SOUTH AFRICA - SUID AFRIKA

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

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Features

Issuer South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1970-1990
Value 2 Cents
0.02 ZAR = USD 0.0013
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 4.0 g
Diameter 22.45 mm
Thickness 1.71 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 913
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 83,
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# 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). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

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

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

Wildebeest bucking left above denomination.

Lettering: 2c J.v.Z.

Engraver: Jan van Zyl

Edge

Reeded coarsely

Comments

Obverse engraver initials:
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).

Reverse with wildebeest was in use from 1965 till 1990 and is known in 2 types.
Die A - the mountain to the left of the left front leg of wildebeest (in center on coin) has long slope.
Die B - the mountain to the left of the left front leg of wildebeest is outlined and has shot slope.


Combinations:
A: 1965-1981 all issues.
B: 1982 (Vorster), 1983-1990.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1970  35 217 000 $ 0.17 $ 0.30 $ 0.31 $ 0.42 24% Hern#D60; 'T.S.'
1970  10 000 0.5% Hern#D60; 'T.S.'; Proof
1971  24 093 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.22 $ 0.33 $ 1.61 17% Hern#D61; 'T.S.'
1971  12 000 0.6% Hern#D61; 'T.S.'; Proof
1972  7 304 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.11 $ 1.03 8% Hern#D62; 'T.S.'
1972  10 000 0.4% Hern#D62; 'T.S.'; Proof
1973  18 685 000 $ 0.77 $ 0.29 $ 0.57 12% Hern#D63; 'T.S.'
1973  10 850 0.5% Hern#D63; 'T.S.'; Proof
1974  25 301 000 $ 0.21 $ 0.28 $ 0.56 16% Hern#D64; 'T.S.'
1974  15 000 0.6% Hern#D64; 'T.S.'; Proof
1975  24 982 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.30 $ 0.26 $ 0.56 14% Hern#D65; 'T.S.'
1975  18 000 0.5% Hern#D65; 'T.S.'; Proof
1977  45 116 000 $ 0.17 $ 0.45 $ 0.33 $ 0.47 16% Hern#D67; 'T.S.'
1977  19 000 0.6% Hern#D67; 'T.S.'; Proof
1978  50 527 000 $ 0.11 $ 0.31 $ 0.28 15% Hern#D68; 'T.S.'
1978  17 000 0.5% Hern#D68; 'T.S.'; Proof
1980  37 795 000 $ 0.13 $ 0.22 $ 0.27 12% Hern#D70; 'T.S.'
1980  15 000 0.7% Hern#D70; 'T.S.'; Proof
1981  79 350 000 $ 0.75 $ 0.06 $ 0.22 $ 0.32 $ 0.56 18% Hern#D71; 'T.S.'
1981  10 000 0.5% Hern#D71; 'T.S.'; Proof
1983  112 575 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.23 $ 0.47 $ 0.26 $ 1.01 21% Hern#D73; 'T.S.'
1983  14 000 0.6% Hern#D73; 'T.S.'; Proof
1984  101 497 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.32 $ 0.25 $ 0.49 17% Hern#D74; no initials
1984  11 000 0.4% Hern#D74; no initials; Proof
1985  102 708 000 $ 0.28 $ 0.33 $ 0.32 15% Hern#D75; 'A.L.S.'
1985  9 859 0.5% Hern#D75; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1986  683 294 000 $ 0.31 $ 0.49 11% Hern#D76; 'A.L.S.'
1986  7 100 0.4% Hern#D76; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1987  104 981 000 $ 0.33 $ 0.31 13% Hern#D77; 'A.L.S.'
1987  6 781 0.3% Hern#D77; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1988  182 036 000 $ 0.08 $ 0.23 $ 0.17 $ 0.35 21% Hern#D78; 'A.L.S.'
1988  7 250 0.5% Hern#D78; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1989  213 629 150 $ 0.23 $ 0.28 $ 0.22 19% Hern#D79; 'A.L.S.'
1989  9 571 0.5% Hern#D79; 'A.L.S.'; Proof
1990  215 192 000 $ 0.30 $ 0.32 $ 0.39 $ 0.51 17% Hern#D80; 'A.L.S.'

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