1 Rand, South Africa, 1961, Reverse, Gold
    1 Rand, South Africa, 1961, obverse, Gold
    1 Rand, South Africa, 1961, Reverse, Gold
    1 Rand, South Africa, 1961, obverse, Gold

    1 Rand, South Africa, 1961, Gold

    South Africa, Van Riebeeck, 1961, One Rand, Gold

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

     

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

     

    Coin Specifications 

    Country

    South Africa

    Year

    1961(1961-1964)

    Value

    1 Rand

    Metal

    22 crt (Gold 0.91667, Copper 0.0833) – Gold Content 3.66gm

    Weight

    3.994gm

    Diameter

    19.50mm

    Thickness

    1.11mm

    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 above denomination

    Lettering:
    SUID-AFRICA·1961·SOUTH·AFRICA

    CLS

    * 1 R*

    Edge

    Reeded

     

    Mintage

    Proof Mintage

    1961 *

    8,178

    3,932

    1962 *

    6,299

    2,344

    1963

    6,531

    2,508

    1964

    9,866

    4,000

     Varieties: The 1961, 1962 yellow variety is worth about 15% more than the red variety *

     

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