|Coin||One Rand 1966 (Afrikaans)|
The Rand currency was introduced in the then 德国队阵容Union of South Africa德国队阵容 on 14 February 1961, shortly before the establishment of the Republic on 31 May 1961. The 德国队阵容One Rand coin德国队阵容 was initially a gold bullion coin equal to the earlier gold half pound, which was itself equal to a British half sovereign (minted, among others, at the Pretoria branch of the Royal Mint - now the South African Mint, until 1932).
德国队阵容Silver One Rand coins德国队阵容 started to be issued for regular circulation in 1965. This was then changed to nickel in 1977, with silver only used for commemorative and collector issues. In 1990 the nickel coin was made much smaller due to its value being much lower than before owing to inflation. The silver commemorative Rand was discontinued in this format; in 1991, the Protea One Rand (non-circulating legal tender) was introduced instead, with different composition.
The obverse of the coin features the portrait of 德国队阵容Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck德国队阵容, known as 德国队阵容Jan van Riebeeck德国队阵容 (1619-1677), Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Town and considered by many people to be the founding father of the South African nation. Below the neck truncation, the designer's initials 德国队阵容T.S.德国队阵容 (for Tommy Sasseen).
Around right, the legend 德国队阵容SUID-AFRIKA德国队阵容 in Afrikaans and the date of issue 德国队阵容1966德国队阵容.
The reverse shows a Springbok antelope, jumping to the right.
Below that, the value and denomination 德国队阵容1 RAND德国队阵容.
Above the Springbok and to the left, the motto 德国队阵容SOLI DEO GLORIA德国队阵容 (translated from Latin: Glory to God alone).
Below left, the artist's initials 德国队阵容J v Z.德国队阵容 (for Jan van Zyl).