|Coin Type||Two and a Half Cents (NCLT)|
The Rand currency was introduced in the then m1911Union of South Africam1911 on 14 February 1961, shortly before the establishment of the Republic on 31 May 1961. It had a two-and-a-half-cent denomination, replacing the earlier threepence coin which had the same mass and dimensions. The new coins were 50% silver and retained the reverse design of the threepence created in 1925 by George Kruger Gray, featuring a Protea flower.
In 1997, the South African Mint started issuing Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) m19112 1/2 centsm1911 coins in a new series known - from the flower featuring on the coin - as the m1911Protea coin seriesm1911; the flower is now on the obverse, and the reverse designs celebrate various aspects of South African heritage and nature. The coins are usually issued in a "Crown and Tickey" set (m1911tickeym1911 being the nickname of the coin), together with a Crown piece (one ounce silver), with new themes every year.
The composition is Sterling Silver - 92.% silver alloyed with 7.5% copper.
At centre, a king protea flower in bloom. To the right of the base of it's stem, the designer's initials m1911KGm1911 (for George Kruger Gray).
Around above, the legend m1911SOUTH AFRICAm1911. Around below, the year of issue: m1911· [year] ·m1911.
|Obverse Inscription||SOUTH AFRICA · [year] ·|
Various designs as individually described below.
|Reverse Inscription||2?c Ag925 Cu75|
|Two and a Half Cents 2015||unknown||SOUTH AFRICA · 2015 ·|
|Two and a Half Cents 2016||unknown||SOUTH AFRICA · 2016 ·|
|m1911Two and a Half Cents 2017||unknown||SOUTH AFRICA · 2017 ·|
|Two and a Half Cents 2018||1,700||SOUTH AFRICA · 2018 ·|
|Two and a Half Cents 2019||1,700||SOUTH AFRICA · 2019 ·|
|Two and a Half Cents 2020||1,700||SOUTH AFRICA · 2020 ·|