One Cent 1962, Coin from South Africa - detailed information

One Cent 1962, Coin from South Africa (withdrawn 1965)
CoinOne Cent 1962

The South African One Cent coin (abbreviated as 1c) was the second smallest circulating coin of the Rand currency, which 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 cent approximately replaced the earlier penny coin, which was the most popular denomination of the South African Pound.

This first type of One Cent coins was made of brass and is part of the First Decimal Coinage of South Africa; it was only issued between 1961 and 1964. A smaller bronze type replaced it in 1965, then an even smaller copper-plated steel version was issued until 2001, after which time the denomination was discontinued.

Thus, coins issued in 1962 circulated for only three years until they were replaced with the smaller version.

MintSouth African Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage21,932,844 (21.9 million)
Obverse
South Africa / One Cent 1962 - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin features the portrait of Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, known as Jan van Riebeeck (1619-1677), Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Town and considered by many people to be the founding father of the South African nation. The designer's initials WM (for Willie Myburg) are incuse on the shoulder truncation.

Around left, the motto UNITY IS STRENGTH in English; separated from that by two decorative rosettes, around right the same in Afrikaans: EENDRAG MAAK MAG.

Obverse Inscription UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
Reverse
South Africa / One Cent 1962 - reverse photo

The reverse shows at its centre a covered wagon as used by the Voortrekkers (Boer pioneers) as they performed their Great Trek in 1836. On the ground below right, in small letters the initials of the reverse designer HM (for Hilda Mason).

Around left, the name of the country in English: SOUTH AFRICA; around right, the name in Afrikaans: SUID-AFRIKA. Above that, the date · 1962 ·.

Below, flanked by two rosettes, the value and denomination * 1 c. * (one cent).

Reverse Inscription SOUTH AFRICA · 1962 · SUID-AFRIKA * 1 c. *
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
One Cent 1962: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 3,844 (included in total)
All (47) Coins of Country: South Africa, Type: One Cent
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
One Cent 1961 52,273,530 Jan van Riebeeck (facing) UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
One Cent 1962 21,932,844 Jan van Riebeeck (facing) UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
One Cent 1963 9,085,025 Jan van Riebeeck (facing) UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
One Cent 1964 14,281,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing) UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
One Cent 1965 (English) 51,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right) SOUTH AFRICA 1965
One Cent 1965 (Afrikaans) 1,031 Jan van Riebeeck (right) SUID-AFRIKA 1965
One Cent 1966 (English) 50,157,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right) SOUTH AFRICA 1966
One Cent 1966 (Afrikaans) 50,182,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right) SUID-AFRIKA 1966
One Cent 1967 (English) 21,114,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right) SOUTH AFRICA 1967
One Cent 1967 (Afrikaans) 21,139,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right) SUID-AFRIKA 1967
One Cent 1968 Swart (English) 6,025,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1968
One Cent 1968 Swart (Afrikaans) 6,000,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1968
One Cent 1969 (English) 10,196,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right) SOUTH AFRICA 1969
One Cent 1969 (Afrikaans) 10,208,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right) SUID-AFRIKA 1969
One Cent 1970 37,082,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1970 *
One Cent 1971 34,065,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1971 *
One Cent 1972 35,672,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1972 *
One Cent 1973 35,909,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1973 *
One Cent 1974 54,955,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1974 *
One Cent 1975 63,000,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1975 *
One Cent 1976 Fouché 91,881,000 SUID-AFRIKA SOUTH AFRICA * 1976 *
One Cent 1977 72,463,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1977 *
One Cent 1978 70,169,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1978 *
One Cent 1979 Diederichs 63,447,000 SUID-AFRIKA SOUTH AFRICA * 1979 *
One Cent 1980 63,447,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1980 *
One Cent 1981 63,454,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1981 *
One Cent 1982 Vorster 145,966,000 SUID-AFRIKA SOUTH AFRICA * 1982 *
One Cent 1983 182,145,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1983 *
One Cent 1984 107,166,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1984 *
One Cent 1985 186,051,859 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1985 *
One Cent 1986 169,741,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1986 *
One Cent 1987 120,680,781 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1987 *
One Cent 1988 240,279,250 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1988 *
One Cent 1989 337,812,721 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1989 *
One Cent 1990 149,022,460 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SOUTH AFRICA * SUID-AFRIKA 1990
One Cent 1991 379,026,800 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SOUTH AFRICA * SUID-AFRIKA 1991
One Cent 1992 213,025,347 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SOUTH AFRICA * SUID-AFRIKA 1992
One Cent 1993 178,018,692 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SOUTH AFRICA * SUID-AFRIKA 1993
One Cent 1994 239,006,586 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SOUTH AFRICA * SUID-AFRIKA 1994
One Cent 1995 257,014,293 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SOUTH AFRICA * SUID-AFRIKA 1995
One Cent 1996 255,016,503 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 ININGIZIMU AFRIKA 1996
One Cent 1997 428,011,111 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 ISEWULA AFRIKA 1997
One Cent 1998 548,007,538 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 ISEWULA AFRIKA 1998
One Cent 1999 370,009,299 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 ISEWULA AFRIKA 1999
One Cent 2000 (Old CoA) 587,011,470 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 ISEWULA AFRIKA 2000
One Cent 2000 (New CoA) 587,000,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa ISEWULA AFRIKA 2001
One Cent 2001 604,003,678 Coat of Arms of South Africa ISEWULA AFRIKA 2001
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One Cent 1962: Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Coin TypeOne Cent, Brass
Issued1962
SymbolJan van Riebeeck (facing)
Face Value1 (x Cent)
Circulation Mintage21,929,000 (21.9 million)
Total Mintage21,932,844 (21.9 million)
CurrentNo; withdrawn 1965
MaterialBrass
DesignerHilda Mason, Willie Myburg
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)31
Thickness (mm)2
Mass (g)9.4200
OCC IDWMRA-EQPC-XVNB-OYPL
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