½ Cent, South Africa, 1963
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½ Cent, South Africa, 1963

South Africa, Van Riebeeck, 1963, Large Half cent, Brass

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

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The Large Half cent: 1963 Republic of South Africa Series – Van Riebeeck

Coin Specifications

Country

South Africa

Year

1963(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·1963·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