One Rand, Coin Type from South Africa - detailed information

One Rand, Coin Type from South Africa (issued 1965 - )
Coin TypeOne Rand

The Rand currency was introduced in the then Union of South Africa on 14 February 1961, shortly before the establishment of the Republic on 31 May 1961. The One Rand coin was initially a gold bullion coin equal to the earlier gold half pound, which was itself equal to a British half sovereign (minted, among others, at the Pretoria branch of the Royal Mint - now the South African Mint, until 1932).

Silver One Rand coins started to be issued for regular circulation in 1965. This was then changed to nickel in 1977, with silver only used for commemorative and collector issues. In 1990 the coin was made much smaller and changed to nickel-plated copper (and later - steel) due to its value being much lower than before owing to inflation.

Obverse
South Africa / One Rand - obverse photo

Various designs as individually described below. The legend spells SOUTH AFRICA in one or two of the official languages of the country, alternating each year; if it is bilingual, the order of the languages also alternates.

Obverse Inscription SOUTH AFRICA [year]
Reverse
South Africa / One Rand - reverse photo

Various designs as individually described below.

Reverse Inscription 1 RAND
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: One Rand - (84) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
One Rand 1965 (English) South Africa / One Rand 1965 (English) - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1965 (English) - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
One Rand 1965 (Afrikaans) South Africa / One Rand 1965 (Afrikaans) - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1965 (Afrikaans) - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
One Rand 1966 (English) South Africa / One Rand 1966 (English) - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1966 (English) - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 1,434,000
One Rand 1966 (Afrikaans) South Africa / One Rand 1966 (Afrikaans) - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1966 (Afrikaans) - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 1,459,000
One Rand 1967 Verwoerd (English) South Africa / One Rand 1967 Verwoerd (English) - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1967 Verwoerd (English) - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 1,544,020
One Rand 1967 Verwoerd (Afrikaans) South Africa / One Rand 1967 Verwoerd (Afrikaans) - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1967 Verwoerd (Afrikaans) - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 1,569,000
One Rand 1968 (English) South Africa / One Rand 1968 (English) - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1968 (English) - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 75,000
One Rand 1968 (Afrikaans) South Africa / One Rand 1968 (Afrikaans) - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1968 (Afrikaans) - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 50,000
One Rand 1969 Dönges (English) South Africa / One Rand 1969 Dönges (English) - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1969 Dönges (English) - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 506,000
One Rand 1969 Dönges (Afrikaans) South Africa / One Rand 1969 Dönges (Afrikaans) - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1969 Dönges (Afrikaans) - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 518,000
One Rand 1970 (Silver) South Africa / One Rand 1970 (Silver) - reverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 26,000
One Rand 1971 (Silver) South Africa / One Rand 1971 (Silver) - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1971 (Silver) - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 30,000
One Rand 1972 (Silver) South Africa / One Rand 1972 (Silver) - reverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 31,000
One Rand 1973 (Silver) South Africa / One Rand 1973 (Silver) - reverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 31,000
One Rand 1974 South African Mint South Africa / One Rand 1974 South African Mint - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1974 South African Mint - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 35,000
One Rand 1975 (Silver) South Africa / One Rand 1975 (Silver) - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1975 (Silver) - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 38,000
One Rand 1976 (Silver) South Africa / One Rand 1976 (Silver) - reverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 41,000
One Rand 1977 (Silver) South Africa / One Rand 1977 (Silver) - reverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 19,000
One Rand 1977 South Africa / One Rand 1977 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1977 - obverse photo Material: Nickel
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 29,871,010
One Rand 1978 (Silver) South Africa / One Rand 1978 (Silver) - reverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 17,000
One Rand 1978 South Africa / One Rand 1978 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1978 - obverse photo Material: Nickel
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 12,021,010
One Rand 1979 (Silver) South Africa / One Rand 1979 (Silver) - reverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 15,000
One Rand 1979 Diederichs South Africa / One Rand 1979 Diederichs - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1979 Diederichs - obverse photo Material: Nickel
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 13,466,005
One Rand 1980 (Silver) South Africa / One Rand 1980 (Silver) - reverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 15,000
One Rand 1980 South Africa / One Rand 1980 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1980 - obverse photo Material: Nickel
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 2,690,000
One Rand 1981 (Silver) South Africa / One Rand 1981 (Silver) - reverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 12,000
One Rand 1981 South Africa / One Rand 1981 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1981 - obverse photo Material: Nickel
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 2,035,000
One Rand 1982 (Silver) South Africa / One Rand 1982 (Silver) - reverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 10,000
One Rand 1982 Vorster South Africa / One Rand 1982 Vorster - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1982 Vorster - obverse photo Material: Nickel
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 7,685,015
One Rand 1983 (Silver) South Africa / One Rand 1983 (Silver) - reverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 14,000
One Rand 1983 South Africa / One Rand 1983 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1983 - obverse photo Material: Nickel
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 7,182,010
One Rand 1984 (Silver) South Africa / One Rand 1984 (Silver) - reverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 11,000
One Rand 1984 South Africa / One Rand 1984 - reverse photo Material: Nickel
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 5,747,000
One Rand 1985 Parliament South Africa / One Rand 1985 Parliament - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1985 Parliament - obverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 34,731
One Rand 1985 Viljoen South Africa / One Rand 1985 Viljoen - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1985 Viljoen - obverse photo Material: Nickel
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 3,992,859
One Rand 1986 Year of Disabled People Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 6,155
One Rand 1986 Johannesburg Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 33,867
One Rand 1986 South Africa / One Rand 1986 - reverse photo Material: Nickel
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 1,577,000
One Rand 1987 (Silver) South Africa / One Rand 1987 (Silver) - reverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 17,526
One Rand 1987 South Africa / One Rand 1987 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1987 - obverse photo Material: Nickel
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 12,158,781
One Rand 1988 Bartolomeu Dias Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 16,731
One Rand 1988 Huguenots Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 14,525
One Rand 1988 Great Trek Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 14,798
One Rand 1988 (Silver) South Africa / One Rand 1988 (Silver) - reverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 7,271
One Rand 1988 South Africa / One Rand 1988 - reverse photo Material: Nickel
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 21,342,250
One Rand 1989 (Silver) South Africa / One Rand 1989 (Silver) - reverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 18,684
One Rand 1989 South Africa / One Rand 1989 - reverse photo Material: Nickel
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
One Rand 1990 (Silver) South Africa / One Rand 1990 (Silver) - reverse photo Material: 0.800 Silver
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 10,000
One Rand 1990 Botha (Nickel) South Africa / One Rand 1990 Botha (Nickel) - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1990 Botha (Nickel) - obverse photo Material: Nickel
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 25,338,000
One Rand 1990 Botha (Copper) Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 22,469
One Rand 1990 (mint sets only) Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 12,230
One Rand 1991 South Africa / One Rand 1991 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1991 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 20,792,000
One Rand 1992 South Africa / One Rand 1992 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1992 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 59,596,087
One Rand 1993 South Africa / One Rand 1993 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1993 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 37,995,692
One Rand 1994 South Africa / One Rand 1994 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1994 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 54,645,590
One Rand 1995 South Africa / One Rand 1995 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 28,026,293
One Rand 1996 South Africa / One Rand 1996 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 22,016,503
One Rand 1997 South Africa / One Rand 1997 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1997 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 38,887,111
One Rand 1998 South Africa / One Rand 1998 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1998 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 11,007,538
One Rand 1999 South Africa / One Rand 1999 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1999 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 12,009,299
One Rand 2000 (Old CoA) South Africa / One Rand 2000 (Old CoA) - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 2000 (Old CoA) - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 35,011,470
One Rand 2000 (New CoA) South Africa / One Rand 2000 (New CoA) - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 35,000,000
One Rand 2001 South Africa / One Rand 2001 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 1,200,000
One Rand 2002 Johannesburg World Summit South Africa / One Rand 2002 Johannesburg World Summit - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 5,000,000
One Rand 2002 South Africa / One Rand 2002 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 2002 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 5,003,250
One Rand 2003 South Africa / One Rand 2003 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 2003 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
One Rand 2004 South Africa / One Rand 2004 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 51,474,000
One Rand 2005 South Africa / One Rand 2005 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 2005 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 20,641,944
One Rand 2006 South Africa / One Rand 2006 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 5,040,000
One Rand 2007 South Africa / One Rand 2007 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 61,301,280
One Rand 2008 South Africa / One Rand 2008 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 2008 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 92,161,563
One Rand 2009 South Africa / One Rand 2009 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 2009 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 31,680,000
One Rand 2010 South Africa / One Rand 2010 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: 45,120,000
One Rand 2011 South Africa / One Rand 2011 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
One Rand 2012 South Africa / One Rand 2012 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 2012 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
One Rand 2013 South Africa / One Rand 2013 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
One Rand 2014 South Africa / One Rand 2014 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
One Rand 2015 South Africa / One Rand 2015 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
One Rand 2016 South Africa / One Rand 2016 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
One Rand 2017 South Africa / One Rand 2017 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
One Rand 2018 South Africa / One Rand 2018 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
One Rand 2019 South Africa / One Rand 2019 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
One Rand 2020 South Africa / One Rand 2020 - reverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
One Rand 2021 South Africa / One Rand 2021 - reverse photo South Africa / One Rand 2021 - obverse photo Material: Nickel-plated copper
Mint: South African Mint
Mintage: unknown
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One Rand: Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Sub-types One Rand, Silver
One Rand, Nickel
One Rand, Copper
From1965
Face Value1 (x Rand)
CurrentYes
Material
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size
Mass