½ Cent, South Africa, 1961
    ½ Cent, South Africa, 1961
    ½ Cent, South Africa, 1961
    ½ Cent, South Africa, 1961

    ½ Cent, South Africa, 1961, Brass

    South Africa, Van Riebeeck, 1961, Large Half cent, 1961, Brass

    First Decimal, Republic of South Africa Series, 1961 to 1964, The Transitional Period

     

    The Large Half cent: 1961 Republic of South Africa Series – Van Riebeeck

    Coin Specifications

    Country

    South Africa

    Year

    1961(1961-1964)

    Value

    ½ Cent (0.005 ZAR)

    Metal

    Brass(Copper 0.750, Tin 0.005, Zinc 0.245)

    Weight

    5.7 gm

    Diameter

    25.60 mm

    Thickness

    1.80 mm

    Engraver

    George Edward Kruger Gray (Reverse)

    Wiilie Myburg (Obverse)

    Shape

    Round

    Demonetized

    Yes

    Obverse

    Portrait of Jan van Riebeeck (1619-1677), Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Town.

    Lettering: 

    EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *

    Reverse

    Cape sparrows

    Lettering:
    SUID-AFRICA·1961·SOUTH·AFRICA *1C*

    Edge

    Smooth

     

    Mintage

    Proof Mintage

    1961

    39,196,298

    7,530

    1962

    17,899,076

    3,8441

    1963

    11,615,276

    4,025

    1964

    9,273,905

    16,000

    Material
    Brass
    Denomination
    1/2 Cent
    Shape
    Round
    Time
    1900s
    Object
    Bird
    Person (king, queen, tsar, president)
    Rulers
    Jan van Riebeeck

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