The South African Fifty Cents coin (abbreviated as 50c) is a small circulating coin of the Rand currency. It was introduced when the currency was decimalised in 1961 and replaced the earlier pre-decimal five shillings coin, retaining its design, dimensions and metal content; the coin is thus directly descended from (and initially compatible with) the British silver Crown denomination.
This silver version of the Fifty Cents was only issued for four years though; in 1965, the Second Decimal Series was introduced, in which the Fifty Cents denomination was made of nickel. This was changed to a smaller bronze-plated steel version with the Third Decimal Series in 1990.
|Fifty Cents 1961||54,530||Jan van Riebeeck (facing)||EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *|
|Fifty Cents 1962||24,868||Jan van Riebeeck (facing)||EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *|
|Fifty Cents 1963||157,025||Jan van Riebeeck (facing)||EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *|
|Fifty Cents 1964||127,000||Jan van Riebeeck (facing)||EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *|
|Sub-type of||Fifty Cents|
|Face Value||50 (x Cent)|
|Current||No; withdrawn 1965|
|Designer||Coert Laurens Steynberg, Willie Myburg|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
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