South Africa: Coins Issued and Used

Showing only circulating coin types (regular coinage plus circulating commemoratives).

South Africa (1910 - )
Information about what currencies were issued by South Africa, with lists of coinage, as well as periods when foreign-issued currencies were used.
Currency: Rand. Used in South Africa: (1961 - present)
CurrencyRand
PeriodRand
Used1961 - present
Description

The Rand was introduced on 14 February 1961. A Decimal Coinage Commission had been set up in 1956 to consider a move away from the denominations of pounds, shillings and pence, submitting its recommendation on 8 August 1958. It replaced the South African pound as legal tender, at the rate of 2 rand = 1 pound or 10 shillings to the rand.

One Rand
83 coins (1965 - 2020). Showing first 50 only.
Coin NameMintage
One Rand 1965 (English) unknown
One Rand 1965 (Afrikaans) unknown
One Rand 1966 (English) 1,434,000
One Rand 1966 (Afrikaans) 1,459,000
One Rand 1967 Verwoerd (English) 1,544,020
One Rand 1967 Verwoerd (Afrikaans) 1,569,000
One Rand 1968 (English) 75,000
One Rand 1968 (Afrikaans) 50,000
One Rand 1969 Dönges (English) 506,000
One Rand 1969 Dönges (Afrikaans) 518,000
One Rand 1970 (Silver) 26,000
One Rand 1971 (Silver) 30,000
One Rand 1972 (Silver) 31,000
One Rand 1973 (Silver) 31,000
One Rand 1974 South African Mint 35,000
One Rand 1975 (Silver) 38,000
One Rand 1976 (Silver) 41,000
One Rand 1977 (Silver) 19,000
One Rand 1977 29,871,010
One Rand 1978 (Silver) 17,000
One Rand 1978 12,021,010
One Rand 1979 (Silver) 15,000
One Rand 1979 Diederichs 13,466,005
One Rand 1980 (Silver) 15,000
One Rand 1980 2,690,000
One Rand 1981 (Silver) 12,000
One Rand 1981 2,035,000
One Rand 1982 (Silver) 10,000
One Rand 1982 Vorster 7,685,015
One Rand 1983 (Silver) 14,000
One Rand 1983 7,182,010
One Rand 1984 (Silver) 11,000
One Rand 1984 5,747,000
One Rand 1985 Parliament 34,731
One Rand 1985 Viljoen 3,992,859
One Rand 1986 Year of Disabled People 6,155
One Rand 1986 Johannesburg 33,867
One Rand 1986 1,577,000
One Rand 1987 (Silver) 17,526
One Rand 1987 12,158,781
One Rand 1988 Bartolomeu Dias 16,731
One Rand 1988 Huguenots 14,525
One Rand 1988 Great Trek 14,798
One Rand 1988 (Silver) 7,271
One Rand 1988 21,342,250
One Rand 1989 (Silver) 18,684
One Rand 1989 unknown
One Rand 1990 (Silver) 10,000
One Rand 1990 Botha (Nickel) 25,338,000
One Rand 1990 Botha (Copper) 22,469
Fifty Cents
70 coins (1961 - 2020). Showing first 50 only.
Coin NameMintage
Fifty Cents 1961 54,530
Fifty Cents 1962 24,868
Fifty Cents 1963 157,025
Fifty Cents 1964 127,000
Fifty Cents 1965 (English) unknown
Fifty Cents 1965 (Afrikaans) 53,000
Fifty Cents 1966 (English) 8,081,000
Fifty Cents 1966 (Afrikaans) 8,056,000
Fifty Cents 1967 (English) 77,000
Fifty Cents 1967 (Afrikaans) 52,000
Fifty Cents 1968 Swart (English) 750,000
Fifty Cents 1968 Swart (Afrikaans) 775,000
Fifty Cents 1969 (English) 19,968
Fifty Cents 1969 (Afrikaans) 7,968
Fifty Cents 1970 4,108,000
Fifty Cents 1971 5,074,000
Fifty Cents 1972 781,000
Fifty Cents 1973 1,054,000
Fifty Cents 1974 1,957,000
Fifty Cents 1975 4,906,000
Fifty Cents 1976 Fouché 9,653,000
Fifty Cents 1977 10,215,000
Fifty Cents 1978 5,088,000
Fifty Cents 1979 Diederichs 5,066,000
Fifty Cents 1980 4,283,000
Fifty Cents 1981 5,691,000
Fifty Cents 1982 Vorster 2,082,000
Fifty Cents 1983 5,164,000
Fifty Cents 1984 9,698,000
Fifty Cents 1985 13,348,859
Fifty Cents 1986 2,301,100
Fifty Cents 1987 19,077,781
Fifty Cents 1988 27,705,250
Fifty Cents 1989 unknown
Fifty Cents 1990 (Nickel) 29,442,000
Fifty Cents 1990 (Steel) unknown
Fifty Cents 1991 24,015,200
Fifty Cents 1992 18,015,050
Fifty Cents 1993 65,010,892
Fifty Cents 1994 12,006,690
Fifty Cents 1995 58,008,393
Fifty Cents 1996 41,016,503
Fifty Cents 1997 38,011,111
Fifty Cents 1998 1,159,538
Fifty Cents 1999 1,161,299
Fifty Cents 2000 (Old CoA) 1,163,470
Fifty Cents 2000 (New CoA) 1,152,000
Fifty Cents 2001 1,155,678
Fifty Cents 2002 16,003,250
Fifty Cents 2002 Football 16,000,000
Twenty Cents
67 coins (1961 - 2020). Showing first 50 only.
Coin NameMintage
Twenty Cents 1961 2,961,530
Twenty Cents 1962 3,571,844
Twenty Cents 1963 4,384,025
Twenty Cents 1964 4,351,000
Twenty Cents 1965 (English) 29,235,000
Twenty Cents 1965 (Afrikaans) 29,210,000
Twenty Cents 1966 (English) 4,049,000
Twenty Cents 1966 (Afrikaans) 4,074,000
Twenty Cents 1967 (English) 58,000
Twenty Cents 1967 (Afrikaans) 83,000
Twenty Cents 1968 Swart (English) 75,000
Twenty Cents 1968 Swart (Afrikaans) 75,000
Twenty Cents 1969 (English) 9,952
Twenty Cents 1969 (Afrikaans) 21,952
Twenty Cents 1970 24,000
Twenty Cents 1971 5,905,000
Twenty Cents 1972 9,079,000
Twenty Cents 1973 31,000
Twenty Cents 1974 2,451,000
Twenty Cents 1975 13,000,000
Twenty Cents 1976 Fouché 18,847,000
Twenty Cents 1977 30,669,000
Twenty Cents 1978 10,068,000
Twenty Cents 1979 Diederichs 5,047,000
Twenty Cents 1980 13,350,000
Twenty Cents 1981 8,544,000
Twenty Cents 1982 Vorster 18,095,000
Twenty Cents 1983 25,681,000
Twenty Cents 1984 31,618,000
Twenty Cents 1985 29,338,859
Twenty Cents 1986 11,415,100
Twenty Cents 1987 36,910,781
Twenty Cents 1988 43,122,250
Twenty Cents 1989 unknown
Twenty Cents 1990 (Nickel) 98,512,000
Twenty Cents 1990 (Steel) 44,938
Twenty Cents 1991 53,600
Twenty Cents 1992 21,025,350
Twenty Cents 1993 134,018,692
Twenty Cents 1994 145,012,590
Twenty Cents 1995 108,014,293
Twenty Cents 1996 91,016,503
Twenty Cents 1997 116,011,111
Twenty Cents 1998 25,007,538
Twenty Cents 1999 16,009,299
Twenty Cents 2000 (Old CoA) 22,011,470
Twenty Cents 2000 (New CoA) 22,000,000
Twenty Cents 2001 21,003,678
Twenty Cents 2002 42,003,250
Twenty Cents 2003 56,002,909
Ten Cents
66 coins (1961 - 2020). Showing first 50 only.
Coin NameMintage
Ten Cents 1961 1,143,530
Ten Cents 1962 2,450,844
Ten Cents 1963 3,331,025
Ten Cents 1964 4,168,999
Ten Cents 1965 (English) 29,210,000
Ten Cents 1965 (Afrikaans) 29,235,000
Ten Cents 1966 (English) 3,710,000
Ten Cents 1966 (Afrikaans) 3,685,000
Ten Cents 1967 (English) 75,000
Ten Cents 1967 (Afrikaans) 50,000
Ten Cents 1968 Swart (English) 50,000
Ten Cents 1968 Swart (Afrikaans) 75,000
Ten Cents 1969 (English) 570,000
Ten Cents 1969 (Afrikaans) 558,000
Ten Cents 1970 7,608,000
Ten Cents 1971 6,452,000
Ten Cents 1972 10,038,000
Ten Cents 1973 1,771,000
Ten Cents 1974 9,912,000
Ten Cents 1975 13,000,000
Ten Cents 1976 Fouché 31,007,000
Ten Cents 1977 28,870,000
Ten Cents 1978 25,027,000
Ten Cents 1979 Diederichs 5,059,000
Ten Cents 1980 5,055,000
Ten Cents 1981 9,614,000
Ten Cents 1982 Vorster 15,818,000
Ten Cents 1983 26,509,000
Ten Cents 1984 35,476,000
Ten Cents 1985 29,279,859
Ten Cents 1986 24,487,100
Ten Cents 1987 43,240,781
Ten Cents 1988 48,274,250
Ten Cents 1989 unknown
Ten Cents 1990 40,022,469
Ten Cents 1991 65,026,800
Ten Cents 1992 48,025,350
Ten Cents 1993 32,018,692
Ten Cents 1994 142,012,590
Ten Cents 1995 104,014,293
Ten Cents 1996 86,016,503
Ten Cents 1997 136,011,111
Ten Cents 1998 77,007,538
Ten Cents 1999 55,009,299
Ten Cents 2000 (Old CoA) 101,011,470
Ten Cents 2000 (New CoA) 101,000,000
Ten Cents 2001 10,003,678
Ten Cents 2002 107,003,250
Ten Cents 2003 unknown
Ten Cents 2004 196,001,935
Five Cents (withdrawn 2012)
57 coins (1961 - 2011). Showing first 50 only.
Coin NameMintage
Five Cents 1961 1,486,530
Five Cents 1962 4,191,843
Five Cents 1963 8,058,025
Five Cents 1964 3,583,000
Five Cents 1965 (English) 32,715,000
Five Cents 1965 (Afrikaans) 32,689,999
Five Cents 1966 (English) 4,101,000
Five Cents 1966 (Afrikaans) 4,126,000
Five Cents 1967 (English) 4,590,000
Five Cents 1967 (Afrikaans) 4,615,000
Five Cents 1968 Swart (English) 6,025,000
Five Cents 1968 Swart (Afrikaans) 6,000,000
Five Cents 1969 (English) 5,020,000
Five Cents 1969 (Afrikaans) 5,032,000
Five Cents 1970 6,662,000
Five Cents 1971 20,341,000
Five Cents 1972 3,126,000
Five Cents 1973 17,103,000
Five Cents 1974 19,993,000
Five Cents 1975 22,000,000
Five Cents 1976 Fouché 48,991,000
Five Cents 1977 51,748,000
Five Cents 1978 30,069,000
Five Cents 1979 Diederichs 17,550,000
Five Cents 1980 46,680,000
Five Cents 1981 40,361,000
Five Cents 1982 Vorster 47,248,000
Five Cents 1983 57,501,000
Five Cents 1984 67,356,000
Five Cents 1985 57,176,859
Five Cents 1986 54,233,100
Five Cents 1987 42,791,297
Five Cents 1988 110,171,250
Five Cents 1989 35,540,000
Five Cents 1990 106,022,469
Five Cents 1991 74,026,800
Five Cents 1992 120,025,350
Five Cents 1993 90,018,692
Five Cents 1994 6,112,590
Five Cents 1995 153,014,293
Five Cents 1996 101,016,503
Five Cents 1997 228,011,111
Five Cents 1998 88,007,538
Five Cents 1999 57,009,299
Five Cents 2000 (Old CoA) 132,011,470
Five Cents 2000 (New CoA) 132,000,000
Five Cents 2001 82,003,678
Five Cents 2002 210,003,250
Five Cents 2003 unknown
Five Cents 2004 534,177,935
Two and a Half Cents (withdrawn 1965)
4 coins (1961 - 1964)
Two Cents (withdrawn 2003)
44 coins (1965 - 2001)
Coin NameMintage
Two Cents 1965 (English) 29,887,000
Two Cents 1965 (Afrikaans) 29,912,000
Two Cents 1966 (English) 9,292,000
Two Cents 1966 (Afrikaans) 9,267,000
Two Cents 1967 (English) 11,887,000
Two Cents 1967 (Afrikaans) 11,862,000
Two Cents 1968 Swart (English) 5,500,000
Two Cents 1968 Swart (Afrikaans) 5,550,000
Two Cents 1969 (English) 5,829,000
Two Cents 1969 (Afrikaans) 5,817,000
Two Cents 1970 35,227,000
Two Cents 1971 24,105,000
Two Cents 1972 7,314,000
Two Cents 1973 18,696,000
Two Cents 1974 25,316,000
Two Cents 1975 25,000,000
Two Cents 1976 Fouché 51,495,000
Two Cents 1977 45,135,000
Two Cents 1978 50,544,000
Two Cents 1979 Diederichs 40,058,000
Two Cents 1980 37,810,000
Two Cents 1981 79,360,000
Two Cents 1982 Vorster 53,974,000
Two Cents 1983 112,589,000
Two Cents 1984 101,508,000
Two Cents 1985 102,717,859
Two Cents 1986 683,301,100
Two Cents 1987 104,987,781
Two Cents 1988 182,043,250
Two Cents 1989 213,638,721
Two Cents 1990 (Bronze) 215,192,000
Two Cents 1990 (Steel) 44,938
Two Cents 1991 133,026,800
Two Cents 1992 215,025,350
Two Cents 1993 160,018,692
Two Cents 1994 108,012,590
Two Cents 1995 198,014,293
Two Cents 1996 305,016,503
Two Cents 1997 158,011,111
Two Cents 1998 282,007,538
Two Cents 1999 166,009,299
Two Cents 2000 (Old CoA) 263,011,470
Two Cents 2000 (New CoA) 263,000,000
Two Cents 2001 276,003,678
One Cent (withdrawn 2003)
47 coins (1961 - 2001)
Coin NameMintage
One Cent 1961 52,273,530
One Cent 1962 21,932,844
One Cent 1963 9,085,025
One Cent 1964 14,281,000
One Cent 1965 (English) 51,000
One Cent 1965 (Afrikaans) 1,031
One Cent 1966 (English) 50,157,000
One Cent 1966 (Afrikaans) 50,182,000
One Cent 1967 (English) 21,114,000
One Cent 1967 (Afrikaans) 21,139,000
One Cent 1968 Swart (English) 6,025,000
One Cent 1968 Swart (Afrikaans) 6,000,000
One Cent 1969 (English) 10,196,000
One Cent 1969 (Afrikaans) 10,208,000
One Cent 1970 37,082,000
One Cent 1971 34,065,000
One Cent 1972 35,672,000
One Cent 1973 35,909,000
One Cent 1974 54,955,000
One Cent 1975 63,000,000
One Cent 1976 Fouché 91,881,000
One Cent 1977 72,463,000
One Cent 1978 70,169,000
One Cent 1979 Diederichs 63,447,000
One Cent 1980 63,447,000
One Cent 1981 63,454,000
One Cent 1982 Vorster 145,966,000
One Cent 1983 182,145,000
One Cent 1984 107,166,000
One Cent 1985 186,051,859
One Cent 1986 169,741,000
One Cent 1987 120,680,781
One Cent 1988 240,279,250
One Cent 1989 337,812,721
One Cent 1990 149,022,460
One Cent 1991 379,026,800
One Cent 1992 213,025,347
One Cent 1993 178,018,692
One Cent 1994 239,006,586
One Cent 1995 257,014,293
One Cent 1996 255,016,503
One Cent 1997 428,011,111
One Cent 1998 548,007,538
One Cent 1999 370,009,299
One Cent 2000 (Old CoA) 587,011,470
One Cent 2000 (New CoA) 587,000,000
One Cent 2001 604,003,678
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