Silver Ounce 2011 Anniversary of SARB, Coin from South Africa - detailed information

Silver Ounce 2011 Anniversary of SARB, Coin from South Africa
CoinSilver Ounce 2011 Anniversary of SARB

South Africa pioneered modern bullion coinage when it first issued the Krugerrand on 3 July 1967 to help market South African gold; it is the first modern bullion coin and is still issued today.

Gradually, the South African Mint started diversifying the range, first by issuing fractional Krugerrands, then by introducing different designs and metals, such as a silver one-ounce (1 oz) format. These include silver 1 oz Krugerrands, the Protea series, the Natura series, as well as one-year types that do not fall into a particular series. Some are made of Sterling silver (92.5%) alloyed with copper, just like the British pre-decimal Crown coins, and some are 99.9% silver. The Sterling versions are overall heavier though, so they also contain exactly one ounce of pure silver or 1oz Absolute Silver Weight (1.000 oz ASW); they are called "Crowns" in the "Crown and Tickey" coin sets in which some of them are issued, and are officially denominated as two, five or ten Rands.

This commemorative silver ounce coin denominated with R5 face value was issued to mark the 90th anniversary of the South African Reserve Bank, which is the central bank of South Africa and the official issuer of all Rand coinage.

The bank was established in 1921 by the "Currency and Bank Act of 10 August 1920" of the South African Parliament; it was only the fourth central bank established outside the United Kingdom and Europe, and the first in Africa.

MintSouth African Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse

The obverse shows the Coat of Arms of South Africa at centre, dividing the date 2011, with the legend SOUTH AFRICA written around in all the eleven official languages of the country, the inscriptions in a pentagonal pattern with two rows on each side:
Ningizimu Afrika in Zulu,
Aforika Borwa in Tswana,
Afurika Tshipembe in Venda,
Afrika Borwa in Northern Sotho and Southern Sotho,
iSewula Afrika in Southern Ndebele,
South Africa in English,
uMzantsi Afrika in Xhosa,
iNingizimu Afrika in Swazi,
Afrika Dzonga in Tsonga, and
Suid-Afrika in Afrikaans.

The designer's initials ALS (for Arthur L. Sutherland) are to the left of the Coat of Arms.

The central circle is gold-plated, creating the appearance of a bimetallic coin.

Obverse Inscription SOUTH AFRICA 2011
Reverse

At its centre, the reverse of the coin shows old South African coin and banknote designs: a £100 banknote and (counter-clockwise from top): an Imperial gold sovereign (struck, among other places, also in Pretoria while the South African Mint was still a branch of the Royal Mint), the Nelson Mandela 90th birthday circulating commemorative R5, a R100 coin of the Natura series depicting the endangered Black Rhinoceros, a 20 cent coin and a pre-decimal quarter penny depicting two sparrows (a design later re-created on the last one cent coin type before the denomination was discontinued).

Below the banknote, the initials of the die-sinker (engraver) MJS, for Marthinus J Scheepers; the designer was Natanya van Niekerk.

Above, the inscription 90 YEARS, below which the anniversary dates 1921 - 2011. Above right in the central circle is the numeral of the value: 5; around below, the denomination RAND.

The central circle is gold-plated, creating the appearance of a bimetallic coin.

Repeated multiple times around the outer rim in microtext, the abbreviation SARB, for South African Reserve Bank.

Reverse Inscription 90 YEARS 1921 - 2011 5 RAND
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
See also

There is also a circulating commemorative R5 coin with the same reverse design.

All (52) coins of type: Silver Ounce (1 oz)
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Silver Ounce 2011 Anniversary of SARB unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2011
Silver Ounce 2015 Whale unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 KBR - Land unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2015
Silver Ounce 2015 KBR - Sea unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2015
Silver Crown 2015 Griqua Town - Upper unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2015
Silver Crown 2015 Griqua Town - Lower unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2015
Silver Crown 2015 Steam Trains unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2015
Silver Ounce 2016 Sunbird unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Rock-jumper unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Disa unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Gladiolus unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Silver Crown 2016 CWCBR - Fossils unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Silver Crown 2016 CWCBR - People unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Silver Crown 2016 Dolos unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 Cheetah unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Silver Ounce 2016 White Shark unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Silver Ounce 2017 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Silver Ounce 2017 Caspian Tern unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Blue Crane unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Starfish Lily unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 Yellow Wine Cup unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2017
Silver Ounce 2017 OR Tambo Centenary unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2017
Silver Crown 2017 Heart Transplant unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2017
Silver Ounce 2018 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Silver Crown 2018 FIFA World Cup 33,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Sandgrouse 1,400 SOUTH AFRICA 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Heron 1,400 SOUTH AFRICA 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Orange Tritonia 1,400 SOUTH AFRICA 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Grass Crinum 1,400 SOUTH AFRICA 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 UNESCO - Cape Griffon 850 SOUTH AFRICA 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 UNESCO - Kudu 850 SOUTH AFRICA 2018
Silver Crown 2018 Computed Tomography 1,700 Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2018
Silver Ounce 2018 Nelson Mandela Centenary 10,700 Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2018
Silver Ounce 2019 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Silver Ounce 2019 Big Five - Elephant 18,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA BIG FIVE 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Big Five - Lion 18,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA BIG FIVE 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Constitutional Democracy 12,475 Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2019
Silver Crown 2019 Polymer Putty 2,200 Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Rise of the Dinosaurs 50,000 RISE OF THE DINOSAURS SOUTH AFRICA MMXIX ARCHOSAURIA
Silver Ounce 2019 Turaco 2,000 SOUTH AFRICA 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Hornbill 2,000 SOUTH AFRICA 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Flame Lily 2,000 SOUTH AFRICA 2019
Silver Ounce 2019 Impala Lily 2,000 SOUTH AFRICA 2019
Silver Ounce 2020 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Silver Crown 2020 Retinal Cryoprobe 2,200 Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Rise of the Dinosaurs 15,000 RISE OF THE DINOSAURS SOUTH AFRICA MMXX ARCHOSAURIA
Silver Ounce 2020 Big Five - Rhino 18,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA BIG FIVE 2020
Silver Ounce 2020 Big Five - Leopard 18,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA BIG FIVE 2020
Silver Ounce 2021 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Silver Ounce 2021 Big Five - Buffalo 18,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA BIG FIVE 2021
Silver Ounce 2021 Big Five - Elephant 17,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA BIG FIVE 2021
Silver Ounce 2022 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
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Silver Ounce 2011 Anniversary of SARB: Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Coin TypeSilver Ounce (1 oz) Crown
Issued2011
SymbolCoat of Arms of South Africa
Face ValueVaries (x Rand)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit10,000
CurrentYes
Material0.925 Silver
DesignerNatanya van Niekerk
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.725 mm
Thickness3.400 mm
Mass33.626 g
OCC IDBVYX-OWRC-JJKR-EJZN
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