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.
The first version was made of silver and was only issued for four years. In 1965 this was replaced with a nickel coin, which was issued until 1989. This was changed to a larger copper-plated steel version in 1990, issued until 2011; in November 2011, it was announced that production of the denomination would be discontinued as of 1st April 2012.
The obverse was updated to the new Coat of Arms in 2000. The legend changed to Tsonga between 1996 and 2001, then annual rotation of the language afterwards.
The coins have not been demonetised and are still legal tender throughout the Common Monetary Area, although in practice they do not circulate due to their low value.
|Five Cents 1990||106,022,469||Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910||SOUTH AFRICA * SUID-AFRIKA 1990|
|Five Cents 1991||74,026,800||Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910||SOUTH AFRICA * SUID-AFRIKA 1991|
|Five Cents 1992||120,025,350||Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910||SOUTH AFRICA * SUID-AFRIKA 1992|
|Five Cents 1993||90,018,692||Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910||SOUTH AFRICA * SUID-AFRIKA 1993|
|Five Cents 1994||6,112,590||Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910||SOUTH AFRICA * SUID-AFRIKA 1994|
|Five Cents 1995||153,014,293||Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910||SOUTH AFRICA * SUID-AFRIKA 1995|
|Five Cents 1996||101,016,503||Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910||AFRIKA-DZONGA 1996|
|Five Cents 1997||228,011,111||Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910||AFRIKA-DZONGA 1997|
|Five Cents 1998||88,007,538||Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910||AFRIKA-DZONGA 1998|
|Five Cents 1999||57,009,299||Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910||AFRIKA-DZONGA 1999|
|Five Cents 2000 (Old CoA)||132,011,470||Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910||AFRIKA-DZONGA 2000|
|Five Cents 2000 (New CoA)||132,000,000||Coat of Arms of South Africa||AFRIKA-DZONGA 2000|
|Five Cents 2001||82,003,678||Coat of Arms of South Africa||AFRIKA-DZONGA 2001|
|Five Cents 2002||210,003,250||Coat of Arms of South Africa||Ningizimu Afrika 2002|
|Five Cents 2003||unknown||Coat of Arms of South Africa||Afrika-Dzonga 2003|
|Five Cents 2004||534,177,935||Coat of Arms of South Africa||South Africa 2004|
|Five Cents 2005||435,009,944||Coat of Arms of South Africa||Aforika Borwa 2005|
|Five Cents 2006||580,161,637||Coat of Arms of South Africa||Afrika Borwa 2006|
|Five Cents 2007||653,409,280||Coat of Arms of South Africa||Suid-Afrika 2007|
|Five Cents 2008||788,417,563||Coat of Arms of South Africa||uMzantsi Afrika 2008|
|Five Cents 2009||920,640,000||Coat of Arms of South Africa||iNingizimu Afrika 2009|
|Five Cents 2010||220,192,000||Coat of Arms of South Africa||iSewula Afrika 2010|
|Five Cents 2011||unknown||Coat of Arms of South Africa||Afurika Tshipembe 2011|
|Sub-type of||Five Cents|
|Face Value||5 (x Cent)|
|Current||No; withdrawn 2012|
|Designer||Gert Richards, Arthur Sutherland|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
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