20 Cent, South Africa, 1962
    20 Cent, South Africa, 1962
    20 Cent, South Africa, 1962
    20 Cent, South Africa, 1962

    20 Cent, South Africa, 1962

    South Africa, Van Riebeeck, 1962, Twenty Cent, Silver

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

     

    The Twenty Cents:  1962 Republic of South Africa Series – Van Riebeeck

    Two Varieties are known:

    • 1961 Double Struck
    • 1962 Date numerals are longer and thinner

    Coin Specifications 

    Country

    South Africa

    Year

    1962(1961-1964)

    Value

    20 Cents

    Metal

    Silver 0.500, Copper 0.500 - Silver content 5.65gm

    Weight

    11.3104gm

    Diameter

    28.70mm

    Thickness

    2.39mm

    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

    Coat of Arms and the name in both English and Afrikaans

    Lettering:
    SUID-AFRICA·1962·SOUTH·AFRICA *20 C*

    Edge

    Reeded

     

    Mintage

    Proof Mintage

    1961

    2,961,919

    7,530

    1962

    3,571,654

    3,844

    1963

    4,384,368

    4,025

    1964

    4,350,590

    16,000

     

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