Fifty Cent, South Africa, 1961, Silver Proof
    Fifty Cent, South Africa, 1961, Silver Proof
    Fifty Cent, South Africa, 1961, Silver Proof
    Fifty Cent, South Africa, 1961, Silver Proof
    Fifty Cent, South Africa, 1961, Silver Proof
    Fifty Cent, South Africa, 1961, Silver Proof
    Fifty Cent, South Africa, 1961, Silver Proof
    Fifty Cent, South Africa, 1961, Silver Proof

    Fifty Cent, South Africa, 1961, Silver Proof

    South Africa, Van Riebeeck, 1961, Fifty Cent, Silver, First Decimal, Republic of South Africa Series, 1961 to 1964, The Transitional Period

     

     

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

    One Variety is known:

    • 1963 The legend is longer and narrower on the S.S. Coin

    Coin Specifications 

    Country

    South Africa

    Year

    1961(1961-1964)

    Value

    50 Cents

    Metal

    Silver 0.500, Copper 0.500 - Silver content 5.65gm

    Weight

    28.2759gm

    Diameter

    38.80mm

    Thickness

    3.04mm

    Engraver

    Coert Steynberg (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

    Springbok

    Lettering:
    SUID-AFRICA·1961·SOUTH·AFRICA *50 C*

    Edge

    Reeded

     

    Mintage

    Proof Mintage

    1961

    54,746

    7,530

    1962

    24,378

    3,844

    1963

    157,717

    4,025

    1964

    126,664

    16,000

     

     

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