1 Cent, South Africa, 1961
    1 Cent, South Africa, 1961
    1 Cent, South Africa, 1961
    1 Cent, South Africa, 1961

    1 Cent, South Africa, 1961

    South Africa, Van Riebeeck, 1961, Large One Cent, 1961, Brass

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

     

    The Large One Cent:  1961 Republic of South Africa Series – Van Riebeeck

    Coin Specifications 

    Country

    South Africa

    Year

    1961(1961-1964)

    Value

    1 Cent

    Metal

    Brass(Copper 0.750, Tin 0.005, Zinc 0.245)

    Weight

    9.58 gm

    Diameter

    31.00 mm

    Thickness

    2.00 mm

    Engraver

    Hilda Mason (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

    +/- 80

    None

    1961

    52,273, 859

    7,530

    1962

    21,932,700

    3,844

    1963

    9,085,141

    4,025

    1964

    14,280,587

    16,000

    *One variety known for 1961 – full ground cover on the Reverse

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