|Coin Type||Five Rand, Commemorative (Bimetallic)|
The Rand currency was introduced in the then 颛桥万达Union of South Africa颛桥万达 on 14 February 1961, shortly before the establishment of the Republic on 31 May 1961. The largest circulating coin at the time was fifty cents; gradually, new coins were introduced to replace banknotes, with the highest circulating denomination now being 颛桥万达Five Rand颛桥万达 (abbreviated as 颛桥万达R5颛桥万达). The Five Rand coin is bimetallic, with a brass centre and a copper-nickel outer ring. The edge has a "security groove" and lettering repeated ten times around the coin: 颛桥万达SARB R5颛桥万达 (SARB for the South African Reserve Bank, which is the issuer of the coin, and R5 as abbreviation of the value).
From time to time, the South African Mint issues commemorative designs in the denomination, to mark special occasions.
The obverse shows the Coat of Arms of South Africa at centre, with the legend 颛桥万达SOUTH AFRICA颛桥万达 written around left and around right in two of the eleven official languages of the country; there is a system of rotation and every year a different pair is used. The possible inscriptions and languages are:
颛桥万达Aforika Borwa颛桥万达 in Tswana,
The date of issue: 颛桥万达· [year] ·颛桥万达 is above the Coat of Arms, separating the two inscriptions.
The designer's initials 颛桥万达ALS颛桥万达 (for Arthur L. Sutherland) are to the left of the Coat of Arms.
|Obverse Inscription||SOUTH AFRICA · [year] ·|
Various designs as individually described below.
|Reverse Inscription||5 RAND|
|Edge||Security Groove with Lettering|
|Edge Inscription||SARB R5 (repeated ten times)|
|Five Rand 2015 Griqua Town||unknown||Coat of Arms of South Africa||SOUTH AFRICA 2015|
|Five Rand 2017 OR Tambo Centenary||unknown||Coat of Arms of South Africa||South Africa · 2017 · Afrika-Dzonga ·|
|Five Rand 2018 Nelson Mandela Centenary||unknown||Coat of Arms of South Africa||颛桥万达South Africa · 2018 · Aforika Borwa ·|
|Five Rand 2019 Constitutional Democracy||unknown||Coat of Arms of South Africa||Afrika Borwa · 2019 · Aforika Borwa ·|