20 Cents Afrikaans Legend - SUID-AFRIKA

20 Cents (Afrikaans Legend - SUID-AFRIKA) -  obverse20 Cents (Afrikaans Legend - SUID-AFRIKA) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer South Africa
Period Republic of South Africa (1961-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1965-1969
Value 20 Cents
0.20 ZAR = USD 0.011
Currency Rand (1961-date)
Composition Nickel
Weight 6.0 g
Diameter 24.2 mm
Thickness 1.84 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 916
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 69.2,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Hern# D156, 158, 160, 164,
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# 97
Gerhard Schön; 2018. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (46. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Portrait of Jan van Riebeeck (1619-1677), Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Town, facing right with Afrikaans legend at right

Lettering:
SUID-AFRIKA 1965
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.

Reverse

Royal Protea flower within sprigs with denomination 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
1965  29 210 000 $ 0.24 $ 0.24 $ 0.29 $ 0.33 $ 0.38 $ 0.58 88% Hern#D156
1966  4 049 000 $ 0.24 $ 0.29 $ 0.57 $ 0.60 $ 0.62 21% Hern#D158
1966  25 000 1.8% Hern#D158; Proof
1967  58 000 $ 0.96 4% Hern#D160
1967  25 000 $ 1.20 1.4% Hern#D160; Proof
1969  9 952 $ 3.55 2% Hern#D164
1969  12 000 1.5% Hern#D164; Proof

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