One Rand 1968 (English), Coin from South Africa - detailed information

One Rand 1968 (English), Coin from South Africa (withdrawn 1991)
CoinOne Rand 1968 (English)

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 One Rand coin was initially a gold bullion coin equal to the earlier gold half pound, which was itself equal to a British half sovereign (minted, among others, at the Pretoria branch of the Royal Mint - now the South African Mint, until 1932).

Silver One Rand coins started to be issued for regular circulation in 1965. This was then changed to nickel in 1977, with silver only used for commemorative and collector issues. In 1990 the nickel coin was made much smaller due to its value being much lower than before owing to inflation. The silver commemorative Rand was discontinued in this format; in 1991, the Protea One Rand (non-circulating legal tender) was introduced instead, with different composition.

These coins were issued in the mint sets of the year only.

MintSouth African Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage75,000
Obverse
South Africa / One Rand 1968 (English) - 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. Below the neck truncation, the designer's initials T.S. (for Tommy Sasseen).

Around right, the legend SOUTH AFRICA in English and the date of issue 1968.

Obverse Inscription SOUTH AFRICA 1968
Reverse
South Africa / One Rand 1968 (English) - reverse photo

The reverse shows a Springbok antelope, jumping to the right.

Below that, the value and denomination 1 RAND.

Above the Springbok and to the left, the motto SOLI DEO GLORIA (translated from Latin: Glory to God alone).

Below left, the artist's initials J. v. Z. (for Jan van Zyl).

Reverse Inscription 1 RAND SOLI DEO GLORIA
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
One Rand 1968 (English): Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 25,000 (included in total)
All (83) Coins of Country: South Africa, Type: One Rand
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
One Rand 1965 (English) unknown Jan van Riebeeck (right) SOUTH AFRICA 1965
One Rand 1965 (Afrikaans) unknown Jan van Riebeeck (right) SUID-AFRIKA 1965
One Rand 1966 (English) 1,434,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right) SOUTH AFRICA 1966
One Rand 1966 (Afrikaans) 1,459,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right) SUID-AFRIKA 1966
One Rand 1967 Verwoerd (English) 1,544,020 SOUTH AFRICA 1967
One Rand 1967 Verwoerd (Afrikaans) 1,569,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1967
One Rand 1968 (English) 75,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right) SOUTH AFRICA 1968
One Rand 1968 (Afrikaans) 50,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right) SUID-AFRIKA 1968
One Rand 1969 Dönges (English) 506,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SOUTH AFRICA 1969
One Rand 1969 Dönges (Afrikaans) 518,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA 1969
One Rand 1970 (Silver) 26,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1970 *
One Rand 1971 (Silver) 30,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1971 *
One Rand 1972 (Silver) 31,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1972 *
One Rand 1973 (Silver) 31,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1973 *
One Rand 1974 South African Mint 35,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1974 *
One Rand 1975 (Silver) 38,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1975 *
One Rand 1976 (Silver) 41,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1976 *
One Rand 1977 (Silver) 19,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1977 *
One Rand 1977 29,871,010 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1977 *
One Rand 1978 (Silver) 17,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1978 *
One Rand 1978 12,021,010 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1978 *
One Rand 1979 (Silver) 15,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1979 *
One Rand 1979 Diederichs 13,466,005 SUID-AFRIKA SOUTH AFRICA * 1979 *
One Rand 1980 (Silver) 15,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1980 *
One Rand 1980 2,690,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1980 *
One Rand 1981 (Silver) 12,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1981 *
One Rand 1981 2,035,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1981 *
One Rand 1982 (Silver) 10,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1982 *
One Rand 1982 Vorster 7,685,015 SUID-AFRIKA SOUTH AFRICA * 1982 *
One Rand 1983 (Silver) 14,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1983 *
One Rand 1983 7,182,010 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1983 *
One Rand 1984 (Silver) 11,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1984 *
One Rand 1984 5,747,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1984 *
One Rand 1985 Parliament 34,731 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA · 1985
One Rand 1985 Viljoen 3,992,859 SUID-AFRIKA SOUTH AFRICA * 1985 *
One Rand 1986 Year of Disabled People 6,155 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1986 *
One Rand 1986 Johannesburg 33,867 Coat of Arms of South Africa SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1986 *
One Rand 1986 1,577,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1986 *
One Rand 1987 (Silver) 17,526 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1987 *
One Rand 1987 12,158,781 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1987 *
One Rand 1988 Bartolomeu Dias 16,731 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1988 *
One Rand 1988 Huguenots 14,525 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1988 *
One Rand 1988 Great Trek 14,798 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1988 *
One Rand 1988 (Silver) 7,271 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1988 *
One Rand 1988 21,342,250 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1988 *
One Rand 1989 (Silver) 18,684 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1989 *
One Rand 1989 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1989 *
One Rand 1990 (Silver) 10,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1990 *
One Rand 1990 Botha (Nickel) 25,338,000 SUID-AFRIKA SOUTH AFRICA * 1990 *
One Rand 1990 Botha (Copper) 22,469 SOUTH AFRICA SUID-AFRIKA 1990
One Rand 1990 (mint sets only) 12,230 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SOUTH AFRICA SUID-AFRIKA 1990
One Rand 1991 20,792,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SOUTH AFRICA SUID-AFRIKA 1991
One Rand 1992 59,596,087 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SOUTH AFRICA SUID-AFRIKA 1992
One Rand 1993 37,995,692 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SOUTH AFRICA SUID-AFRIKA 1993
One Rand 1994 54,645,590 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SOUTH AFRICA SUID-AFRIKA 1994
One Rand 1995 28,026,293 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SOUTH AFRICA SUID-AFRIKA 1995
One Rand 1996 22,016,503 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA 1996
One Rand 1997 38,887,111 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA 1997
One Rand 1998 11,007,538 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA 1998
One Rand 1999 12,009,299 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA 1999
One Rand 2000 (Old CoA) 35,011,470 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA 2000
One Rand 2000 (New CoA) 35,000,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa SUID-AFRIKA 2000
One Rand 2001 1,200,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa SUID-AFRIKA 2001
One Rand 2002 Johannesburg World Summit 5,000,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa Suid-Afrika 2002 Afrika Borwa
One Rand 2002 5,003,250 Coat of Arms of South Africa Suid-Afrika 2002 Afrika Borwa
One Rand 2003 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa uMzantsi Afrika 2003 Suid-Afrika
One Rand 2004 51,474,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa iNingizimu Afrika 2004 uMzantsi Afrika
One Rand 2005 20,641,944 Coat of Arms of South Africa iSewula Afrika 2005 iNingizimu Afrika
One Rand 2006 5,040,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa Afurika Tshipembe 2006 iSewula Afrika
One Rand 2007 61,301,280 Coat of Arms of South Africa Ningizimu Afrika 2007 Afurika Tshipembe
One Rand 2008 92,161,563 Coat of Arms of South Africa Afrika-Dzonga 2008 Ningizimu Afrika
One Rand 2009 31,680,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa South Africa 2009 Afrika-Dzonga
One Rand 2010 45,120,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa Aforika Borwa 2010 South Africa
One Rand 2011 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Afrika Borwa 2011 Aforika Borwa
One Rand 2012 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Aforika Borwa 2012 South Africa
One Rand 2013 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Afrika Borwa 2013 Aforika Borwa
One Rand 2014 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Suid-Afrika 2014 Afrika Borwa
One Rand 2015 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa uMzantsi Afrika 2015 Suid-Afrika
One Rand 2016 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa iNingizimu Afrika 2016 uMzantsi Afrika
One Rand 2017 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa iSewula Afrika 2017 iNingizimu Afrika
One Rand 2018 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Afurika Tshipembe 2018 iSewula Afrika
One Rand 2019 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Ningizimu Afrika 2019 Afurika Tshipembe
One Rand 2020 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Afrika-Dzonga 2020 Ningizimu Afrika
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One Rand 1968 (English): Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Coin TypeOne Rand, Silver
Issued1968
SymbolJan van Riebeeck (right)
Face Value1 (x Rand)
Circulation Mintage50,000
Total Mintage75,000
CurrentNo; withdrawn 1991
Material0.800 Silver
DesignerJan van Zyl, Tommy Sasseen
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)32.7000
Thickness (mm)2.2000
Mass (g)15
OCC IDWMRA-EQPC-QXWM-OYPL
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