One Rand, Silver, Coin Type from South Africa - detailed information

One Rand, Silver, Coin Type from South Africa (issued 1965 - 1988)
Coin TypeOne Rand, Silver

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 nickel coin was made much smaller due to its value being much lower than before owing to inflation. The silver commemorative Rand was discontinued in this format; in 1991, the Protea One Rand (non-circulating legal tender) was introduced instead, with different composition.

Obverse
South Africa / One Rand, Silver - 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, Silver - reverse photo

Various designs as individually described below.

Reverse Inscription 1 RAND
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: One Rand, Silver - (35) Coins
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
One Rand 1965 (English) unknown Jan van Riebeeck (right) SOUTH AFRICA 1965
One Rand 1965 (Afrikaans) unknown Jan van Riebeeck (right) SUID-AFRIKA 1965
One Rand 1966 (English) 1,434,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right) SOUTH AFRICA 1966
One Rand 1966 (Afrikaans) 1,459,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right) SUID-AFRIKA 1966
One Rand 1967 Verwoerd (English) 1,544,020 SOUTH AFRICA 1967
One Rand 1967 Verwoerd (Afrikaans) 1,569,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1967
One Rand 1968 (English) 75,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right) SOUTH AFRICA 1968
One Rand 1968 (Afrikaans) 50,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right) SUID-AFRIKA 1968
One Rand 1969 Dönges (English) 506,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1969
One Rand 1969 Dönges (Afrikaans) 518,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1969
One Rand 1970 (Silver) 26,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1970 *
One Rand 1971 (Silver) 30,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1971 *
One Rand 1972 (Silver) 31,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1972 *
One Rand 1973 (Silver) 31,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1973 *
One Rand 1974 South African Mint 35,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1974 *
One Rand 1975 (Silver) 38,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1975 *
One Rand 1976 (Silver) 41,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1976 *
One Rand 1977 (Silver) 19,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1977 *
One Rand 1978 (Silver) 17,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1978 *
One Rand 1979 (Silver) 15,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1979 *
One Rand 1980 (Silver) 15,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1980 *
One Rand 1981 (Silver) 12,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1981 *
One Rand 1982 (Silver) 10,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1982 *
One Rand 1983 (Silver) 14,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1983 *
One Rand 1984 (Silver) 11,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1984 *
One Rand 1985 Parliament 34,731 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA · 1985
One Rand 1986 Year of Disabled People 6,155 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1986 *
One Rand 1986 Johannesburg 33,867 Coat of Arms of South Africa SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1986 *
One Rand 1987 (Silver) 17,526 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1987 *
One Rand 1988 Bartolomeu Dias 16,731 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1988 *
One Rand 1988 Huguenots 14,525 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1988 *
One Rand 1988 Great Trek 14,798 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1988 *
One Rand 1988 (Silver) 7,271 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1988 *
One Rand 1989 (Silver) 18,684 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1989 *
One Rand 1990 (Silver) 10,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1990 *
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Royal Mint
One Rand, Silver: Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Sub-type ofOne Rand
From1965
To1988
Face Value1 (x Rand)
CurrentNo; withdrawn 1991
Material0.800 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size32.700 mm
Thickness2.200 mm
Mass15.000 g