Silver Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz), Coin Type from South Africa - detailed information

Silver Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz), Coin Type from South Africa (issued 1994 - )
Coin TypeSilver Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz)

South Africa pioneered modern bullion coinage when it first issued the Krugerrand on 3 July 1967 to help market South African gold; it is the first modern bullion coin and is still issued today.

Gradually, the South African Mint started diversifying the range, first by issuing fractional Krugerrands, then by introducing different designs and metals, such as a silver quarter-ounce (1/4 oz) format. The coins are made of Sterling silver (92.5% silver, 7.5% copper) and are slightly heavier than a quarter ounce, so as to have exactly 0.250 oz ASW (Absolute Silver Weight). They are denominated with a face value of 5 cents.

Obverse
South Africa / Silver Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) - obverse photo

The obverse shows the Coat of Arms of South Africa at centre; around above that, the legend SOUTH AFRICA in English.

Around below, the date of issue [year].

The designer's initials ALS (for Arthur L. Sutherland) are to the left of the Coat of Arms.

Obverse Inscription SOUTH AFRICA [year]
Reverse
South Africa / Silver Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz) - reverse photo

Various one-year type designs as described individually in the listings below.

Reverse Inscription 5c
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
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Silver Quarter Ounce (1/4 oz): Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
From1994
Face Value5 (x Cent)
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size27.000 mm
Mass8.406 g