The South African Ten Cents coin (abbreviated as 10c) is currently the smallest circulating coin of the Rand currency - after the 5c denomination was withdrawn in 2012. It was introduced when the currency was decimalised in 1961 and replaced the earlier pre-decimal shilling, retaining its reverse design, dimensions and metal content.
This first silver version of the Ten Cents was only issued for four years though. In 1965, the Second Decimal Series was introduced, in which the Ten Cents denomination was made of nickel; this was changed to a smaller bronze-plated steel version in 1990.
|Ten Cents 1961||1,143,530||Jan van Riebeeck (facing)||EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *|
|Ten Cents 1962||2,450,844||Jan van Riebeeck (facing)||EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *|
|Ten Cents 1963||3,331,025||Jan van Riebeeck (facing)||EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *|
|Ten Cents 1964||4,168,999||Jan van Riebeeck (facing)||EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *|
|Sub-type of||Ten Cents|
|Face Value||10 (x Cent)|
|Current||No; withdrawn 1965|
|Designer||George Kruger Gray, Willie Myburg|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
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