South Africa: design continuity

Started by <k>, October 18, 2017, 04:26:23 PM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

<k>



Sparrows on the farthing.





Amended legend.





Amended legend.





Half cent, 1961 to 1964.





1 cent, 1965 to 1989.





½ cent, 1970 to 1983 (with gaps, some years proof only).





1 cent, 1990 onwards.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#1


Springbok, 5 shillings.





Amended legend.





½ pound (gold).





1 pound (gold).



50 cents (1961 to 1964).





1 rand (gold).





2 rand (gold).





1 rand, 1965 to 1990 (with gaps, and some proof only).





1990 onwards.





Krugerrand, 1984.

 
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#2


Wildebeest. 2 cents, 1965 to 1990.






Promoted to the 5 rand coin, 1990 to 2003.






2004 onward. Promoted to be bimetallic.  Is that down to merit, or did it threaten to headbutt people?

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>



The blue crane.  5 cents, 1965 to 1989.






5 cents, 1990 onward. In all these years, it has never got a promotion.  :(
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>



Three pence.  King protea.






Amended legend.











Amended legend.






2½ cents, 1961 to 1964.






5 cents, 1961 to 1964.






20 cents, 1965 to 1990.  Protea, centre right.






20 cents, 1990 onward.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>



Arum lily (left), 50 cents, 1965 to 1990.






10 cents, 1990 onward. That's a demotion.  :-X
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#6


Strelitizia (right), 50 cents, 1965 to 1990.






50 cents, 1990 onward. Promoted to have its own space.  8)

 
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#7


"Hope" on the shilling.





Amended legend.





Amended legend.





10 cents, 1961 to 1964. The Pole Star was removed - I don't know why.



After that, Hope was seen no more on the South African coinage.  :-\

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#8


Florin.





Same coin, amended legend.





Amended legend.





20 cents, 1961 to 1965.





The Voortrekker wagon appeared on the 1 cent coin of 1961 to 1964.

 
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#9


Coat of arms, 1 rand, one year type of 1969.






Coat of arms, ½ cent, 1970.






Coat of arms, 1990 to 1995.






The same coat of arms on the obverse of a 2 rand coin of 1989.

Here you see "Suid-Afrika" at left.

Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>



South African Republic: Paul Kruger portrait without legend.






South African Republic: Paul Kruger portrait with legend.






South Africa, Krugerrand, 1984.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>



Jan van Riebeeck appeared on the obverse of the coinage from 1961 to 1964.






A different portrait of him appeared on the obverse of the next design series, from 1965 to 1969.

From 1970, either the coat of arms or a portrait of one of the various presidents appeared instead.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

<k>

#12
















Notice the different shapes and sizes of the small rosettes that are used as separators around the rim of the coin. They appear on the coins from 1923 to 1964. Sometimes mere diamonds are used instead.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.