5 Cent, South Africa, 1961
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5 Cent, South Africa, 1961, Silver

South Africa, Van Riebeeck, 1961, Five Cent, Silver

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

 

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The Five Cents:  1961 Republic of South Africa Series – Van Riebeeck

 

Coin Specifications 

Country

South Africa

Year

1961(1961-1964)

Value

5 Cents

Metal

Silver 0.500, Copper 0.500 - Silver content 1.41 gm

Weight

2.8276gm

Diameter

19.35mm

Thickness

1.40mm

Engraver

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

King Protea in center of designed bars

Lettering:
SUID-AFRICA·1961·SOUTH·AFRICA *5 C*

Edge

Reeded

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

1961

1,486,168

7,530

1962

4,191,643

3,844

1963

8,057,541

4,025

1964

3,583,279

16,000

 

 

Material
Silver
Denomination
5 cent
Shape
Round
Time
1900s
Object
Flower - Protea
Person (king, queen, tsar, president)
Rulers
Jan van Riebeeck