Information about mint: South African Mint

South African Mint (1923 - present)

The South African Mint Company (Pty) Limited (SA MINT) is the official mint of the Republic of South Africa with its headquarters in Centurion, Gauteng Province near Pretoria. SA MINT manufactures coins on behalf of the South African Reserve Bank.

An earlier mint in Pretoria was founded in 1890 by Johannes Paulus Kruger, President of the South African Republic, after the discovery of vast gold deposits in 1886 near the Witwatersrand. Coin production in Pretoria ceased following the end of the Second Boer War in 1902 and the occupation of the area by British forces. In 1910, the separate provinces of Transvaal, Orange Free State, Natal and the Cape Colony were brought together to form the Union of South Africa as a Dominion of the British Empire. The Mint Act of 1919 served to establish a branch of the Royal Mint in the city of Pretoria, and this mint began producing the Imperial gold pound (sovereign) in 1923. In July of 1941, however, ties between South Africa and the Royal Mint were severed, and the mint became known as the South African Mint thereafter.

Most of the mint's production is of circulation coins and commemorative coins. The world-famous Krugerrand gold coin has been minted here since 1967 (in a joint operation with the Rand Refinery). From 1996, the Mint has operated a retail outlet and museum at Centurion, Gauteng.

Note that bullion Krugerrands manufactured by the Mint for Rand Refinery are now recorded per annum (January - December). The previous year’s dies are replaced in January with the new date regardless of whether there is still an outstanding amount on order from the previous year. However, earlier mintages (before 2000) may reflect production figures for the year and not true mintage figures as production may have continued into the new year to complete the order from the previous year. Rand Refinery sales graphs reflect yearly sales only; dates on the coins are not taken into consideration.

Coins struck by: South African Mint (735)
CountryYearNameMintageMint Mark
United Kingdom 1923 Sovereign 1923 719 Letters SA
United Kingdom 1923 Half Sovereign 1923 (Proof only) 655 Letters SA
United Kingdom 1924 Sovereign 1924 3,184 Letters SA
United Kingdom 1925 Sovereign 1925 6,086,264 Letters SA
United Kingdom 1925 Half Sovereign 1925 946,615 Letters SA
United Kingdom 1926 Sovereign 1926 11,107,611 Letters SA
United Kingdom 1926 Half Sovereign 1926 806,540 Letters SA
United Kingdom 1927 Sovereign 1927 16,379,704 Letters SA
United Kingdom 1928 Sovereign 1928 18,235,057 Letters SA
United Kingdom 1929 Sovereign 1929 12,024,107 Letters SA
United Kingdom 1930 Sovereign 1930 10,027,756 Letters SA
United Kingdom 1931 Sovereign 1931 8,511,792 Letters SA
United Kingdom 1932 Sovereign 1932 1,066,680 Letters SA
British West Africa 1946 One Penny 1946 1,020,000 Letters SA
British West Africa 1947 One Penny 1947 58,980,000 Letters SA
South Africa 1961 Two Rand Gold 1961 6,946 No mint mark
South Africa 1961 One Rand Gold 1961 9,178 No mint mark
South Africa 1961 Fifty Cents 1961 54,530 No mint mark
South Africa 1961 Twenty Cents 1961 2,961,530 No mint mark
South Africa 1961 Ten Cents 1961 1,143,530 No mint mark
South Africa 1961 Five Cents 1961 1,486,530 No mint mark
South Africa 1961 Two and a Half Cents 1961 299,530 No mint mark
South Africa 1961 One Cent 1961 52,273,530 No mint mark
South Africa 1961 Half Cent 1961 39,196,530 No mint mark
South Africa 1962 Two Rand Gold 1962 12,344 No mint mark
South Africa 1962 One Rand Gold 1962 6,299 No mint mark
South Africa 1962 Fifty Cents 1962 24,868 No mint mark
South Africa 1962 Twenty Cents 1962 3,571,844 No mint mark
South Africa 1962 Ten Cents 1962 2,450,844 No mint mark
South Africa 1962 Five Cents 1962 4,191,843 No mint mark
South Africa 1962 Two and a Half Cents 1962 12,589 No mint mark
South Africa 1962 One Cent 1962 21,932,844 No mint mark
South Africa 1962 Half Cent 1962 17,898,844 No mint mark
South Africa 1963 Two Rand Gold 1963 5,687 No mint mark
South Africa 1963 One Rand Gold 1963 6,531 No mint mark
South Africa 1963 Fifty Cents 1963 157,025 No mint mark
South Africa 1963 Twenty Cents 1963 4,384,025 No mint mark
South Africa 1963 Ten Cents 1963 3,331,025 No mint mark
South Africa 1963 Five Cents 1963 8,058,025 No mint mark
South Africa 1963 Two and a Half Cents 1963 37,025 No mint mark
South Africa 1963 One Cent 1963 9,085,025 No mint mark
South Africa 1963 Half Cent 1963 11,615,025 No mint mark
South Africa 1964 Two Rand Gold 1964 7,994 No mint mark
South Africa 1964 One Rand Gold 1964 9,866 No mint mark
South Africa 1964 Fifty Cents 1964 127,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1964 Twenty Cents 1964 4,351,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1964 Ten Cents 1964 4,168,999 No mint mark
South Africa 1964 Five Cents 1964 3,583,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1964 Two and a Half Cents 1964 30,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1964 One Cent 1964 14,281,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1964 Half Cent 1964 9,274,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1965 Two Rand Gold 1965 16,024 No mint mark
South Africa 1965 One Rand Gold 1965 16,024 No mint mark
South Africa 1965 One Rand 1965 (English) unknown No mint mark
South Africa 1965 One Rand 1965 (Afrikaans) unknown No mint mark
South Africa 1965 Fifty Cents 1965 (English) unknown No mint mark
South Africa 1965 Fifty Cents 1965 (Afrikaans) 53,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1965 Twenty Cents 1965 (English) 29,235,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1965 Twenty Cents 1965 (Afrikaans) 29,210,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1965 Ten Cents 1965 (English) 29,210,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1965 Ten Cents 1965 (Afrikaans) 29,235,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1965 Five Cents 1965 (English) 32,715,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1965 Five Cents 1965 (Afrikaans) 32,689,999 No mint mark
South Africa 1965 Two Cents 1965 (English) 29,887,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1965 Two Cents 1965 (Afrikaans) 29,912,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1965 One Cent 1965 (English) 51,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1965 One Cent 1965 (Afrikaans) 1,031 No mint mark
South Africa 1966 Two Rand Gold 1966 21,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1966 One Rand Gold 1966 21,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1966 One Rand 1966 (English) 1,434,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1966 One Rand 1966 (Afrikaans) 1,459,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1966 Fifty Cents 1966 (English) 8,081,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1966 Fifty Cents 1966 (Afrikaans) 8,056,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1966 Twenty Cents 1966 (English) 4,049,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1966 Twenty Cents 1966 (Afrikaans) 4,074,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1966 Ten Cents 1966 (English) 3,710,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1966 Ten Cents 1966 (Afrikaans) 3,685,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1966 Five Cents 1966 (English) 4,101,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1966 Five Cents 1966 (Afrikaans) 4,126,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1966 Two Cents 1966 (English) 9,292,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1966 Two Cents 1966 (Afrikaans) 9,267,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1966 One Cent 1966 (English) 50,157,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1966 One Cent 1966 (Afrikaans) 50,182,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1967 Two Rand Gold 1967 21,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1967 One Rand Gold 1967 21,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1967 One Rand 1967 Verwoerd (English) 1,544,020 No mint mark
South Africa 1967 One Rand 1967 Verwoerd (Afrikaans) 1,569,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1967 Fifty Cents 1967 (English) 77,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1967 Fifty Cents 1967 (Afrikaans) 52,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1967 Twenty Cents 1967 (English) 58,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1967 Twenty Cents 1967 (Afrikaans) 83,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1967 Ten Cents 1967 (English) 75,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1967 Ten Cents 1967 (Afrikaans) 50,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1967 Five Cents 1967 (English) 4,590,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1967 Five Cents 1967 (Afrikaans) 4,615,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1967 Two Cents 1967 (English) 11,887,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1967 Two Cents 1967 (Afrikaans) 11,862,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1967 One Cent 1967 (English) 21,114,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1967 One Cent 1967 (Afrikaans) 21,139,000 No mint mark
South Africa 1968 Two Rand Gold 1968 21,000 No mint mark
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From Year1923
CountrySouth Africa
LocationCenturion, Gauteng Province
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Mint Marks used by: South African Mint
Letters SA

Letters SA.

Located:
- on the obverse of gold Sovereigns of the St George type: on the ground, below the horse's hoof and above the centre of the date

No mint mark

On some coins, the Pretoria Mint did not have a mint mark.