The South African Five Cents coin (abbreviated as 5c) was a small circulating coin of the Rand currency. It was introduced when the currency was decimalised in 1961 and replaced the earlier pre-decimal sixpence, retaining its design, dimensions and metal content.
The silver version of the Five Cents was only issued for four years though; in 1965, the Second Decimal Coinage was introduced, in which the Five Cents denomination was made of nickel. This was changed to a larger copper-plated steel version issued until 2011, after which time the denomination was discontinued.
|Five Cents 1961||1,486,530||Jan van Riebeeck (facing)||UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *|
|Five Cents 1962||4,191,843||Jan van Riebeeck (facing)||UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *|
|Five Cents 1963||8,058,025||Jan van Riebeeck (facing)||UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *|
|Five Cents 1964||3,583,000||Jan van Riebeeck (facing)||UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *|
|Sub-type of||Five Cents|
|Face Value||5 (x Cent)|
|Current||No; withdrawn 1965|
|Designer||George Kruger Gray, Willie Myburg|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
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