Information about legend: SOLI DEO GLORIA

SOLI DEO GLORIA (1965 - )
LegendSOLI DEO GLORIA
Translation

Translated from Latin: Glory to God alone.

South Africa / One Rand 1975 (Silver)

The expression has been used by artists like Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, and Christoph Graupner to signify that the work was produced for the sake of praising God. The phrase has become one of the five fundamental principles propounded to summarise the Reformers' basic beliefs during the Protestant Reformation.

As a greeting, it was used by monks in cistercian and trappist monastic orders in written comunication.

As a doctrine, it means that everything is done for God's glory to the exclusion of mankind's self-glorification and pride. Christians are to be motivated and inspired by God's glory and not their own.

The text features on South African coins of the R1 (One Rand) denomination.

SOLI DEO GLORIA - Example/s on coins
South Africa / One Rand 1975 (Silver)

SOLI DEO GLORIA on R1 reverse

South Africa / One Rand 1975 (Silver)

The legend as displayed on the reverse of a large silver one rand coin.

SOLI DEO GLORIA - South Africa - Coins (73)
Coin NameMintageEffigy
One Rand 1965 (English) unknown Jan van Riebeeck (right)
One Rand 1965 (Afrikaans) unknown Jan van Riebeeck (right)
One Rand 1966 (English) 1,434,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right)
One Rand 1966 (Afrikaans) 1,459,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right)
One Rand 1967 Verwoerd (English) 1,544,020
One Rand 1967 Verwoerd (Afrikaans) 1,569,000
One Rand 1968 (English) 75,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right)
One Rand 1968 (Afrikaans) 50,000 Jan van Riebeeck (right)
One Rand 1970 (Silver) 26,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1971 (Silver) 30,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1972 (Silver) 31,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1973 (Silver) 31,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1975 (Silver) 38,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1976 (Silver) 41,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1977 (Silver) 19,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1977 29,871,010 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1978 (Silver) 17,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1978 12,021,010 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1979 (Silver) 15,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1979 Diederichs 13,466,005
One Rand 1980 (Silver) 15,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1980 2,690,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1981 (Silver) 12,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1981 2,035,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1982 (Silver) 10,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1982 Vorster 7,685,015
One Rand 1983 (Silver) 14,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1983 7,182,010 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1984 (Silver) 11,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1984 5,747,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1985 Viljoen 3,992,859
One Rand 1986 1,577,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1987 (Silver) 17,526 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1987 12,158,781 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1988 (Silver) 7,271 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1988 21,342,250 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1989 (Silver) 18,684 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1989 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1990 (Silver) 10,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1990 Botha (Nickel) 25,338,000
One Rand 1990 Botha (Copper) 22,469
One Rand 1990 (mint sets only) 12,230 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1991 20,792,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1992 59,596,087 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1993 37,995,692 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1994 54,645,590 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1995 28,026,293 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1996 22,016,503 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1997 38,887,111 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1998 11,007,538 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 1999 12,009,299 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 2000 (Old CoA) 35,011,470 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910
One Rand 2000 (New CoA) 35,000,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2001 1,200,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2002 5,003,250 Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2003 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2004 51,474,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2005 20,641,944 Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2006 5,040,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2007 61,301,280 Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2008 92,161,563 Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2009 31,680,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2010 45,120,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2011 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2012 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2013 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2014 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2015 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2016 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2017 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2018 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2019 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa
One Rand 2020 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa
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Legend: Details
Year From1965
Year To
CountrySouth Africa
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