Information about effigy: Jan van Riebeeck (facing)

Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
South Africa / One Cent 1964

Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck, known as Jan van Riebeeck (1619-1677), was a Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Town. He is considered by many people to be the founding father of the South African nation.

After South Africa became a republic, his portrait appeared on the first decimal coinage - in a version facing the viewer, based on a painting by Dirck Craey which is now in the possession of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum; it is now thought that the painting was actually of another Dutchman named Bartholomeus Vermuyden, and not of Jan van Riebeeck.

This version was only used for four years, after which time the coinage was changed and the second decimal issue was introduced, which carried a portrait facing right. This was also issued for four years only and was then discontinued.

Jan van Riebeeck (facing) - Example/s on coins
South Africa / One Cent 1964

Jan van Riebeeck on brass coins

South Africa / One Cent 1964

The portrait of Jan van Riebeeck was used on a short-lived series of brass coins between 1961 and 1964.

Jan van Riebeeck (facing) - (74) Coins
CountryNameMintageLegend
South Africa Half Cent 1961 39,196,530 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1961 9,178 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa One Cent 1961 52,273,530 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Fifty Cents 1961 54,530 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Five Cents 1961 1,486,530 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Two and a Half Cents 1961 299,530 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Ten Cents 1961 1,143,530 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Twenty Cents 1961 2,961,530 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1961 6,946 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1962 12,344 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Fifty Cents 1962 24,868 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa One Cent 1962 21,932,844 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Half Cent 1962 17,898,844 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1962 6,299 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Five Cents 1962 4,191,843 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Ten Cents 1962 2,450,844 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Two and a Half Cents 1962 12,589 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Twenty Cents 1962 3,571,844 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa One Cent 1963 9,085,025 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1963 5,687 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Twenty Cents 1963 4,384,025 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1963 6,531 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Two and a Half Cents 1963 37,025 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Half Cent 1963 11,615,025 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Ten Cents 1963 3,331,025 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Fifty Cents 1963 157,025 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Five Cents 1963 8,058,025 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Five Cents 1964 3,583,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1964 9,866 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa One Cent 1964 14,281,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Half Cent 1964 9,274,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Twenty Cents 1964 4,351,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Two and a Half Cents 1964 30,000 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1964 7,994 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Fifty Cents 1964 127,000 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Ten Cents 1964 4,168,999 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1965 16,024 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1965 16,024 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1966 21,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1966 21,000 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1967 21,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1967 21,000 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1968 21,000 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1968 21,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1969 18,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1969 18,000 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1970 17,000 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1970 17,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1971 17,650 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1971 17,650 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1972 25,500 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1972 17,500 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1973 27,000 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1973 27,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1974 30,000 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1974 40,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1975 30,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1975 30,000 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1976 33,000 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1976 33,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1977 47,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1977 32,000 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1978 30,000 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1978 32,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1979 32,000 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1979 34,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1980 30,000 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1980 32,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1981 19,274 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1981 18,538 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1982 14,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1982 14,030 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa Two Rand Gold 1983 15,000 EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *
South Africa One Rand Gold 1983 15,000 UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
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Royal Mint
Jan van Riebeeck (facing): Details
Year1961
CountrySouth Africa
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