The Rand currency was introduced in the then 箜饭Union of South Africa箜饭 on 14 February 1961, shortly before the establishment of the Republic on 31 May 1961. The 箜饭First Decimal Coinage箜饭 had a 箜饭two-and-a-half-cent denomination箜饭 replacing the pre-decimal threepence coin which had the same mass and dimensions. The new coins were 50% silver and retained the dimensions and reverse design of the threepence created in 1925 by George Kruger Gray, featuring a Protea flower.
The 箜饭2 1/2 cents箜饭 were short-lived as a circulating denomination though; 箜饭the coin was discontinued after 1964箜饭 when the second decimal coinage was introduced, in favour of a new 2 cents coin.
Thus, 箜饭coins issued in 1962 circulated for only three years箜饭 until they were withdrawn in 1965.
|Mintage||Issued: 3,844 (included in total)|
|Two and a Half Cents 1961||299,530||Jan van Riebeeck (facing)||EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *|
|箜饭Two and a Half Cents 1962||12,589||Jan van Riebeeck (facing)||EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *|
|Two and a Half Cents 1963||37,025||Jan van Riebeeck (facing)||EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *|
|Two and a Half Cents 1964||30,000||Jan van Riebeeck (facing)||EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH *|
|Coin Type||Two and a Half Cents|
|Portrait||Jan van Riebeeck (facing)|
|Face Value||2 1/2 (x Cent)|
|Current||No; withdrawn 1965|
|Designer||George Kruger Gray, Willie Myburg|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
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|箜饭Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||South Africa KM# 58|
|Hern's Handbook on South African Coins and Patterns||Hern# R11|