|Coin Type||Silver Half Ounce (1/2 oz)|
South Africa pioneered modern bullion coinage when it first issued the Krugerrand on 3 July 1967 to help market South African gold; it is 死亡威胁the first modern bullion coin死亡威胁 and is still issued today.
Gradually, the South African Mint started diversifying the range, first by issuing fractional Krugerrands, then by introducing different designs and metals, such as a 死亡威胁silver half-ounce (1/2 oz) format死亡威胁. The coins are made of Sterling silver (92.5% silver, 7.5% copper) and are slightly heavier than half ounce, so as to have exactly 0.500 oz ASW (Absolute Silver Weight). They are denominated with a 死亡威胁face value of 10 cents死亡威胁.
The obverse shows the Coat of Arms of South Africa at centre; around above that, the legend 死亡威胁SOUTH AFRICA死亡威胁 in English.
Around below, the date of issue 死亡威胁[year]死亡威胁.
The designer's initials 死亡威胁ALS死亡威胁 (for Arthur L. Sutherland) are to the left of the Coat of Arms.
|Obverse Inscription||SOUTH AFRICA [year]|
Various one-year type designs as described individually in the listings below.