Information about legend: UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *

UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG * (1961 - )
LegendUNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG *
South Africa / One Cent 1964

The Latin phrase Ex Unitate Vires (literally "from unity, strength") was formerly used as the national motto of South Africa and featured on the 1910 Coat of Arms of the country.

It was originally translated in English as "Union is Strength" but was later revised in 1961 to mean "Unity is Strength". On the coinage of the country - which was bilingual - it appeared in English and Afrikaans ("Eendrag maak mag"), these being the two official languages of the country at the time.

The order in which the languages are displayed alternates, i.e. on some issues English is first and others Afrikaans.

UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG * - Example/s on coins
South Africa / One Cent 1964

Bilingual motto on brass coin

South Africa / One Cent 1964

The motto is illustrated on this beautiful brass coin belonging to South Africa's first decimal coinage.

UNITY IS STRENGTH * EENDRAG MAAK MAG * - South Africa - Coins (74)
Coin NameMintageEffigy
One Cent 1961 52,273,530 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Twenty Cents 1961 2,961,530 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1961 6,946 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two and a Half Cents 1961 299,530 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Fifty Cents 1961 54,530 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1961 9,178 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Half Cent 1961 39,196,530 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Five Cents 1961 1,486,530 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Ten Cents 1961 1,143,530 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two and a Half Cents 1962 12,589 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Five Cents 1962 4,191,843 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Ten Cents 1962 2,450,844 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1962 6,299 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Cent 1962 21,932,844 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Twenty Cents 1962 3,571,844 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Fifty Cents 1962 24,868 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1962 12,344 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Half Cent 1962 17,898,844 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Fifty Cents 1963 157,025 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Half Cent 1963 11,615,025 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Twenty Cents 1963 4,384,025 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two and a Half Cents 1963 37,025 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Five Cents 1963 8,058,025 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1963 5,687 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1963 6,531 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Cent 1963 9,085,025 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Ten Cents 1963 3,331,025 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two and a Half Cents 1964 30,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Half Cent 1964 9,274,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1964 9,866 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Twenty Cents 1964 4,351,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1964 7,994 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Fifty Cents 1964 127,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Ten Cents 1964 4,168,999 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Five Cents 1964 3,583,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Cent 1964 14,281,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1965 16,024 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1965 16,024 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1966 21,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1966 21,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1967 21,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1967 21,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1968 21,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1968 21,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1969 18,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1969 18,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1970 17,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1970 17,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1971 17,650 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1971 17,650 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1972 17,500 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1972 25,500 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1973 27,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1973 27,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1974 40,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1974 30,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1975 30,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1975 30,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1976 33,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1976 33,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1977 47,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1977 32,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1978 32,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1978 30,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1979 32,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1979 34,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1980 30,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1980 32,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1981 18,538 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1981 19,274 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1982 14,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1982 14,030 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
Two Rand Gold 1983 15,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
One Rand Gold 1983 15,000 Jan van Riebeeck (facing)
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Legend: Details
Year From1961
Year To
CountrySouth Africa
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