Five Rand 2015 Griqua Town, Coin from South Africa - detailed information

Five Rand 2015 Griqua Town, Coin from South Africa
CoinFive Rand 2015 Griqua Town

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 largest circulating coin at the time was fifty cents; gradually, new coins were introduced to replace banknotes, with the highest circulating denomination now being Five Rand (abbreviated as R5). The Five Rand coin is bimetallic, with a brass centre and a copper-nickel outer ring. The edge has a "security groove" and lettering repeated ten times around the coin: SARB R5 (SARB for the South African Reserve Bank, which is the issuer of the coin, and R5 as abbreviation of the value).

From time to time, the South African Mint issues commemorative designs in the denomination, to mark special occasions.

This coin was issued as part of the circulation and numismatics range to commemorate two hundred years of the Griqua Town coinage. The Griqua coin was originally created as currency for the people of Griqua Town in 1815, and is the first local currency of a South African people.

The coins of the range consist of a circulating commemorative R 5 piece, two silver crowns: one depicting the upper part of the Griqua coin and one depicting its lower part, and a quarter-ounce gold commemorative.

MintSouth African Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
South Africa / Five Rand 2015 Griqua Town - obverse photo

The obverse shows the Coat of Arms of South Africa in the central (brass) circle; below that and to the left, in small letters the designer's initials ALS (for Arthur L. Sutherland).

In the outer ring of the coin, the legend SOUTH AFRICA is below and the date of issue 2015 is above.

The abbreviation SARB (for South African Reserve Bank, the issuer of the coin) is repeated 33 times around left and 33 times around right as an ornament in microtext.

Obverse Inscription SOUTH AFRICA 2015
Reverse
South Africa / Five Rand 2015 Griqua Town - reverse photo

The reverse of the coin bears a rendition of the two sides of the original five pence 1815 Griqua coin, slightly overlapped: in the foreground, the reverse with the text GRIQUA around above and a Roman numeral I I I I I for the value (five pence); in the background, a dove flying with an olive branch in its beak - a symbol of the London Missionary Society which established the town. Around left in the inner circle, the years of the anniversary: 200.

Around left in the outer ring, COINAGE OF GRIQUA TOWN. Around right, separated by the value, the anniversary dates 1815 and 2015.

The value and denomination R5 (Five Rand) are in the right, partly in the central circle and partly in the outer ring.

The reverse was designed by RC Stone and engraved by Paul Botes.

Reverse Inscription COINAGE OF GRIQUA TOWN 1815 2015 R5
EdgeSecurity Groove with LetteringEdge InscriptionSARB R5 (repeated ten times)
Issued in Set
Griqua Town Prestige Set 2015, mintage unknown, limited to 200
5 coins: 1/4 oz Gold, Silver Crown - Upper Half, Silver Crown - Lower Half, R5 Proof, R5 Brilliant Uncirculated
Griqua Town Gold Set 2015, mintage unknown, limited to 200
3 coins: 1/4 oz Gold, R5 Proof, R5 Brilliant Uncirculated
Griqua Town Silver Set 2015, mintage unknown
4 coins: Silver Crown - Upper Half, Silver Crown - Lower Half, R5 Proof, R5 Brilliant Uncirculated
Five Rand 2015 Griqua Town: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Images South Africa / Five Rand 2015 Griqua Town / Proof - obverse photo South Africa / Five Rand 2015 Griqua Town / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
In Sets Griqua Town Prestige Set 2015, mintage unknown, limited to 200
5 coins: 1/4 oz Gold, Silver Crown - Upper Half, Silver Crown - Lower Half, R5 Proof, R5 Brilliant Uncirculated

Griqua Town Gold Set 2015, mintage unknown, limited to 200
3 coins: 1/4 oz Gold, R5 Proof, R5 Brilliant Uncirculated

Griqua Town Silver Set 2015, mintage unknown
4 coins: Silver Crown - Upper Half, Silver Crown - Lower Half, R5 Proof, R5 Brilliant Uncirculated
Variety Boxed Proof
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Proof coin packed in a clear PVC cube (box), with a wood display stand and magnifying glass. South African Mint Part-No: NUM-PC-RSAPCG TR515, issue price R 350, issue limit: 2,000.

Five Rand 2015 Griqua Town: References to Information Used
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All (38) coins of type: Five Rand
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Five Rand 1994 Presidential Inauguration 10,105,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SOUTH AFRICA SUID-AFRIKA 1994
Five Rand 1994 45,224,590 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SOUTH AFRICA SUID-AFRIKA 1994
Five Rand 1995 41,252,293 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SOUTH AFRICA SUID-AFRIKA 1995
Five Rand 1996 15,451,503 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 ININGIZIMU AFRIKA 1996
Five Rand 1997 1,287,111 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 ININGIZIMU AFRIKA 1997
Five Rand 1998 1,159,538 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 ININGIZIMU AFRIKA 1998
Five Rand 1999 8,809,299 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 ININGIZIMU AFRIKA 1999
Five Rand 2000 Mandela 6,240,000 ININGIZIMU AFRIKA 2000
Five Rand 2000 (Old CoA) 1,011,470 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 ININGIZIMU AFRIKA 2000
Five Rand 2000 (New CoA) 6,200,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa ININGIZIMU AFRIKA 2001
Five Rand 2001 2,004,457 Coat of Arms of South Africa ININGIZIMU AFRIKA 2001
Five Rand 2002 1,003,356 Coat of Arms of South Africa Afurika Tshipembe 2002 iSewula Afrika
Five Rand 2003 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Afurika Tshipembe 2003 Ningizimu Afrika
Five Rand 2004 31,103,178 Coat of Arms of South Africa Afrika-Dzonga · 2004 · Ningizimu Afrika ·
Five Rand 2005 35,586,941 Coat of Arms of South Africa Afrika Dzonga · 2005 · South Africa ·
Five Rand 2006 14,002,594 Coat of Arms of South Africa South Africa · 2006 · Aforika Borwa ·
Five Rand 2007 11,763,634 Coat of Arms of South Africa Aforika Borwa · 2007 · Afrika Borwa ·
Five Rand 2008 Nelson Mandela 22,106,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa Afrika Borwa · 2008 · Suid-Afrika ·
Five Rand 2008 14,092,553 Coat of Arms of South Africa Afrika Borwa · 2008 · Suid-Afrika ·
Five Rand 2009 11,178,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa Suid-Afrika · 2009 · uMzantsi Afrika ·
Five Rand 2010 8,065,563 Coat of Arms of South Africa uMzantsi Afrika · 2010 · iNingizimu Afrika ·
Five Rand 2011 Anniversary of SARB 5,000,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa iNingizimu Afrika · 2011 · iSewula Afrika ·
Five Rand 2011 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa iNingizimu Afrika · 2011 · iSewula Afrika ·
Five Rand 2012 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa iNingizimu Afrika · 2012 · uMzantsi Afrika ·
Five Rand 2013 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa iSewula Afrika · 2013 · iNingizimu Afrika ·
Five Rand 2014 Twenty Years of Freedom unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Afurika Tshipembe · 2014 · iSewula Afrika ·
Five Rand 2014 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Afurika Tshipembe · 2014 · iSewula Afrika ·
Five Rand 2015 Griqua Town unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2015
Five Rand 2015 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Ningizimu Afrika · 2015 · Afurika Tshipembe ·
Five Rand 2016 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Afrika-Dzonga · 2016 · Ningizimu Afrika ·
Five Rand 2017 OR Tambo Centenary unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa South Africa · 2017 · Afrika-Dzonga ·
Five Rand 2017 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa South Africa · 2017 · Afrika-Dzonga ·
Five Rand 2018 Nelson Mandela Centenary unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa South Africa · 2018 · Aforika Borwa ·
Five Rand 2018 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa South Africa · 2018 · Aforika Borwa ·
Five Rand 2019 Constitutional Democracy unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Afrika Borwa · 2019 · Aforika Borwa ·
Five Rand 2019 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Afrika Borwa · 2019 · Aforika Borwa ·
Five Rand 2020 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Suid-Afrika · 2020 · Afrika Borwa ·
Five Rand 2021 Centenary of SARB unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa uMzantsi Afrika · 2021 · Suid-Afrika ·
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Five Rand 2015 Griqua Town: Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Coin TypeFive Rand, Commemorative (Bimetallic)
Issued2015
SymbolCoat of Arms of South Africa
Face Value5 (x Rand)
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialBimetallic
DesignerRC Stone
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size26.000 mm
Thickness3.000 mm
Mass9.500 g
OCC IDGAVP-OXAC-AXKN-EMDY
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