One Rand 1985 Parliament, Coin from South Africa - detailed information

One Rand 1985 Parliament, Coin from South Africa
CoinOne Rand 1985 Parliament

This silver commemorative one Rand was issued to mark the 75th anniversary of the Parliament of South Africa.

The Parliament building in Cape Town appears on the reverse (designed by Arthur Sutherland), while the obverse (designed by Timothy Bell) displays symbols of Parliament.

There is also a one-ounce gold coin with the same design and the specifications of a Krugerrand.

MintSouth African Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage34,731
Obverse
South Africa / One Rand 1985 Parliament - obverse photo

On the obverse, centrally, crossed sceptre and mace - symbols of Parliament. Above, a lion holding four bound sticks (representing the four provinces of South Africa), which is the crest of the Coat of Arms of South Africa. Below, the shield of Coat of Arms of South Africa; it is quartered, each quarter being a symbol of the four provinces of South Africa: an ox wagon represents Transvaal Province, a woman with an anchor represents Cape Province, two wildebeests represent Natal Province and an orange tree represents the Orange Free State Province.

Around the rim of the coin, the inscription SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA · 1985 · (Suid-Afrika is the name of the country in Afrikaans, which was the only official language apart from English at the time the coin was issued).

Obverse Inscription SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA · 1985
Reverse
South Africa / One Rand 1985 Parliament - reverse photo

The reverse depicts the Parliament building in Cape Town. Around above, in Afrikaans and English, PARLEMENT PARLIAMENT; below, the anniversary dates 1910 - 1985.

Below the depiction of the building, the value and denomination 1 RAND.

In the right field under the building, the artist's initials ALS (for Arthur Sutherland).

Reverse Inscription PARLEMENT PARLIAMENT 1910 - 1985 1 RAND
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
One Rand 1985 Parliament: Known varieties
Variety Proof South Africa / One Rand 1985 Parliament / Proof - obverse photo South Africa / One Rand 1985 Parliament / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage 26,000 (included in total)
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One Rand 1985 Parliament: Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Coin TypeOne Rand, Silver Commemorative
Issued1985
SymbolCoat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
Face Value1 (x Rand)
Circulation Mintage8,731
Total Mintage34,731
CurrentYes
Material0.800 Silver
DesignerArthur Sutherland, Timothy Bell
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)32.6900
Thickness (mm)2.2000
Mass (g)15
OCC IDQRAP-OBNC-AGMW-OYJD
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One Rand 1985 Parliament: Photos
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1985 South Africa 1 Rand 75th Anniversary of Parliament Silver Proof
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1985 South Africa 1 Rand 75th Anniversary of Parliament Silver Proof
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One Rand 1985 Parliament: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsSouth Africa KM# 116