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

    5 Cent, South Africa, 1961

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

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

     

     

    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

     

     

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