The Die-Sinkers of South Africa

Over time the following people were responsible for designing the most incredible coins, which are being recognised all over the world.

1814-1816: The Griqua Town Coinage

Initials on coin

Sinker

Series

Unsigned

Thomas Halliday

The whole series

 

1874: Transvaal Period

Initials on coin

Sinker

Series

Unsigned

Leonard Charles Wyon(LC)

Ponde

 

1892 - 1902: The ZAR Period

Initials on coin

Sinker

Series

O.S.

Otto Schultz

Paul Kruger(ZAR series, 6 Pence)

Unsigned

P.J. Kloppers

ZAR, Coat of arms(Veldponde)

 

1923 - 1960: BRM Period

Initials on coin

Sinker

Series

B.M.

Sir Edgar Bertram MacKennal

George V(6 Pence)

BP

Benedetto Pistrucci

 Gold Ten Shillings(1923-1926) King George V Series

CLS

Coert Steynberg

Springbok

HM

Hilda Mason

Union Buildings

HP

Henry Paget (Humphrey Paget)

George VI(6 Pence)

KG

Kruger Gray

Large 6 within wreath of laurel and oak tied with ribbon( 6 Pence)
Protea blossom within 5 fasces of four rods(5 cents)

MG

Mary Gillick

Head of Elizabeth II(6 Pence)

MW

Marion Walgate

 

 

1961 - 1964: First Decimal Coin Series

Initials on coin

Sinker

Series

CLS

Coert Steynberg

Sprinbok(Gold 2 Rand)

HM

Hilda Mason

 

KG

Kruger Gray

 

WM

Willie Myburg

Bust of Jan van Riebeeck(Gold 2 Rand, five cent)

 

1965 - 1989: Second Decimal Coin Series

Initials on coin

Sinker

Series

ALS

Arthur Sutherland

 

GR

Gert Richards

 

JB

Jean Baptiste Buisset

 

JVZ

Jan van Zyl

 

LDL

Lourens de Lange

 

SE

Susan Erasmus

 

TS

Tommy Sasseen

 

WM

Willie Myburg

 

 

Bobby McFarlane

 

 LV

Linda Vermeulen

 

 TB

Timothy Bell

 

 WL

William Lumley

 

 

1990: Third Decimal Coin Series

Initials

Sinker

Series

ALS

Arthur Sutherland

 

AM

Aldrid Minnie

 

BH

Brian Hartland

 

CM

Cecil Moses

 

GR

Gert Richards

 

JS

Johan Steyn

 

LG

Lilian Guerra

 

LL

Linda Lotriet

 

MJS

MJ Scheepers

 

NvN

Natanya van Niekerk

 

PB

Paul Botes

 

SE

Susan Erasmus

 

 

Bobby McFarlane

 

 

Grant Cogle

 

 

William Lumley

New 1 Cent  series from 1991