Information about effigy: Jan van Riebeeck (right)

Jan van Riebeeck (right)
South Africa / One Cent 1965 (English)

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 (right) - Example/s on coins
South Africa / One Cent 1965 (English)

Jan van Riebeeck on bronze coins

South Africa / One Cent 1965 (English)

The portrait of Jan van Riebeeck was used on bronze coins only between 1965 and 1969, after which time the coinage carried the Coat of Arms of South Africa instead.

South Africa / Five Cents 1965 (English)

Jan van Riebeeck on nickel coins

South Africa / Five Cents 1965 (English)

As with bronze, the portrait of Jan van Riebeeck was used on nickel coins only between 1965 and 1969, after which time the coinage carried the Coat of Arms of South Africa instead.

Jan van Riebeeck (right) - showing 54 of 54 coins
NameMintageLegend
Ten Cents 1965 (English) 29,210,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1965
Two Cents 1965 (English) 29,887,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1965
One Cent 1965 (English) 51,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1965
Twenty Cents 1965 (English) 29,235,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1965
One Rand 1965 (English) unknown SOUTH AFRICA 1965
Five Cents 1965 (English) 32,715,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1965
Fifty Cents 1965 (English) unknown SOUTH AFRICA 1965
Twenty Cents 1965 (Afrikaans) 29,210,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1965
Ten Cents 1965 (Afrikaans) 29,235,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1965
One Rand 1965 (Afrikaans) unknown SUID-AFRIKA 1965
Five Cents 1965 (Afrikaans) 32,689,999 SUID-AFRIKA 1965
One Cent 1965 (Afrikaans) 1,031 SUID-AFRIKA 1965
Two Cents 1965 (Afrikaans) 29,912,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1965
Fifty Cents 1965 (Afrikaans) 53,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1965
One Rand 1966 (English) 1,434,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1966
Fifty Cents 1966 (English) 8,081,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1966
Two Cents 1966 (English) 9,292,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1966
Five Cents 1966 (English) 4,101,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1966
Ten Cents 1966 (English) 3,710,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1966
One Cent 1966 (English) 50,157,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1966
Twenty Cents 1966 (English) 4,049,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1966
One Cent 1966 (Afrikaans) 50,182,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1966
One Rand 1966 (Afrikaans) 1,459,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1966
Fifty Cents 1966 (Afrikaans) 8,056,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1966
Ten Cents 1966 (Afrikaans) 3,685,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1966
Five Cents 1966 (Afrikaans) 4,126,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1966
Twenty Cents 1966 (Afrikaans) 4,074,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1966
Two Cents 1966 (Afrikaans) 9,267,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1966
One Cent 1967 (English) 21,114,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1967
Ten Cents 1967 (English) 75,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1967
Fifty Cents 1967 (English) 77,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1967
Two Cents 1967 (English) 11,887,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1967
Five Cents 1967 (English) 4,590,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1967
Twenty Cents 1967 (English) 58,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1967
Twenty Cents 1967 (Afrikaans) 83,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1967
Five Cents 1967 (Afrikaans) 4,615,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1967
Two Cents 1967 (Afrikaans) 11,862,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1967
Ten Cents 1967 (Afrikaans) 50,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1967
One Cent 1967 (Afrikaans) 21,139,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1967
Fifty Cents 1967 (Afrikaans) 52,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1967
One Rand 1968 (English) 75,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1968
One Rand 1968 (Afrikaans) 50,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1968
Twenty Cents 1969 (English) 9,952 SOUTH AFRICA 1969
Fifty Cents 1969 (English) 19,968 SOUTH AFRICA 1969
Five Cents 1969 (English) 5,020,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1969
Two Cents 1969 (English) 5,829,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1969
Ten Cents 1969 (English) 570,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1969
One Cent 1969 (English) 10,196,000 SOUTH AFRICA 1969
Twenty Cents 1969 (Afrikaans) 21,952 SUID-AFRIKA 1969
Five Cents 1969 (Afrikaans) 5,032,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1969
Two Cents 1969 (Afrikaans) 5,817,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1969
One Cent 1969 (Afrikaans) 10,208,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1969
Fifty Cents 1969 (Afrikaans) 7,968 SUID-AFRIKA 1969
Ten Cents 1969 (Afrikaans) 558,000 SUID-AFRIKA 1969
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Jan van Riebeeck (right): Details
Year1965
CountrySouth Africa
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