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

One Rand, Silver - Protea, Coin Type from South Africa (issued 1992 - )
Coin TypeOne Rand, Silver - Protea

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 - including some 0.800 silver commemoratives. This was then changed to nickel in 1977, with silver only used for commemorative and collector issues. The commemorative coinage was continued by the sterling silver Protea One Rand series. These coins are made of Sterling Silver (92.5% silver alloyed with 7.5% copper) and are slightly smaller than a half ounce (0.4461 oz ASW, or Absolute Silver Weight).

The coins of the range celebrate various aspects of South Africa's history, culture and nature.

Obverse
South Africa / One Rand, Silver - Protea - obverse photo

Various designs as individually described in the listings below.

Obverse InscriptionSOUTH AFRICA [year]
Reverse
South Africa / One Rand, Silver - Protea - reverse photo

Various designs as individually described in the listings below.

Reverse InscriptionR1
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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One Rand, Silver - Protea: Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
From1992
Face Value1 (x Rand)
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)32.6900
Mass (g)15
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