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What does the South African flag represent?

"Although the colors have no official meaning attached to them, they represent a synopsis of the country's vexillological history and current political realities. Black, green and yellow are the colors of Nelson Mandela's political party. Moreover, the flag incorporates also the colors of the African National Congress and the former Boer republics flags (red, white, and blue). The Y shape represents the convergence of South Africa's diverse society and unity. The South African flag is basically made up of former South African flags and the past meanings of the colors were that red stands for bloodshed, blue for open blue skies, green for the land, black for the black people, white for the European people and yellow for the natural resources such as gold."

What do the colors on the South African flag represent?

The Colors on the South African Flag The current national flag of the Republic of South Africa is made up of 6 colors: . Chili red . National flag white . Spectrum green . National flag blue . Blue black . Gold yellow The flag was designed by Mr. Fred Bronwell. Its debut came after the country's first democratic elections, which took place in April 1994. The flag has thus become a symbol of the unity of the different race groups in South Africa. The flag was designed using a combination of colors from historic South African flags. . The chili red may have been adopted from the Dutch flag . The blue and white were colors on both the Dutch and old South African flags . The black, green and yellow were colors on the ANC flag The flag was not designed with the intention of having each of the colors represent a certain aspect in South Africa. The Y or V form of the flag was chosen to symbolize the unity, or coming together, of South Africa's different groups. Many South Africans choose to associate each color on the flag with something, or some event, that is significant in their view. As a result, many unofficial interpretations of the national flag exist in South African communities. A common interpretation is as follows: Red: bloodshed of activists White: white population Blue: skies or the ocean, since SA is bordered by 2 oceans Yellow: minerals Green: agriculture and land Black: the non-white population or Mr Mandela, the ex-head of SA. Since these are unofficial interpretations, they may vary widely. The South African government's official website stresses the following: "Individual colours, or colour combinations represent different meanings for different people and therefore no universal symbolism should be attached to any of the colours." . (See the Related link below for more information.) The South African flag contains the colours of black, yellow, green, white, red and blue.The red, white and blue of the flag were carried over from the old flag, and represented the influence of the English and Dutch who first colonised the region. The red is not a true red, but a red/orange. This colour recalls the red of the Union Jack and Dutch flags and the orange of the previous flag, resulting in a combination of the two colours. Red and orange were both predominant colours in earlier South African flags.The black, green and gold are the colours of the southern African nations in general. The green theoretically reflects the unification of the various ethnic groups of southern Africa. The colours on the flag have no meanings. However, the flag itself is a symbol of freedom and democracy, as it became the official South African flag after the first democratic election in 1994. "Although the colors have no official meaning attached to them, they represent a synopsis of the country's vexillological history and current political realities. Black, green and yellow are the colors of Nelson Mandela's political party. Moreover, the flag incorporates also the colors of the African National Congress and the former Boer republics flags (red, white, and blue). The Y shape represents the convergence of South Africa's diverse society and unity. The South African flag is basically made up of former South African flags and the past meanings of the colors were that red stands for bloodshed, blue for open blue skies, green for the land, black for the black people, white for the European people and yellow for the natural resources such as gold." Actually they do not represent anything, because it was felt that different people should have their own interpretation of what the colours could mean. In the overturned Y shape, however, many people may well see the symbolism of different elements of the South African population coming together to become one nation.

What is the value of a 1955 South African 5 Shilling coin?

You are asking about a 5 Shilling coin (also called a "Crown") from South Africa (KM#52). The coin weighs 28.28 grams and is 50.0% silver, giving it an ASW (Actual Silver Weight) of 0.4546 troy ounces. With silver at US$18.50 per troy ounce (as of June 1, 2010), the "melt value" of this coin is about US$8.41. The obverse of the coin has a portrait of Queen Elizabeth the Second and the words "ELIZABETH II REGINA" (Latin for "Elizabeth the Second, Queen"). The reverse has an image of a Springbok (an African antelope), with the words "SUID-AFRIKA" (Afrikaans for "South Africa"), the date, and "SOUTH AFRICA" above and the denomination ("5s", the abbreviations for "Five Shillings") below. 40,000 of these coins were produced in 1955. According to the 2010 Standard Catalog of World Coins, an example is worth about US$10.00 in Extremely Fine condition and US$16.00 in Uncirculated condition. Another 2,230 were produced in Proof-like condition - these are valued at about US$20.00 each; and 2,850 were produced in Proof condition - these are valued at about US$22.50 each.

What is value of 1926 south African 3 pence coin?

You are asking about a 3 Pence coin (KM#26) from South Africa dated 1942. The coin is 16.5mm in diameter, weighs 1.41 grams and is 80% silver, giving it an ASW (Actual Silver Weight) of 0.0363 troy ounces. The obverse (front) of the coin has an image of King George V of Great Britain and the words "GEORGIVS V REX IMPERATOR" (Latin for "George the Fifth, King and Emperor"). The reverse (back) of the coin has a protea flower in the center of three bars shaped as an inverted triangle, with the words "SOUTH AFRICA", the date, and "ZUID-AFRIKA" (Afrikaans for "South Africa") above the flower and the denomination, "3 PENCE" below it. 1,572,000 of these coins were produced in 1926. With silver currently (as of February 10, 2011) at $30.10 per troy ounce, the "melt value" of this coin is about US$1.09. Numismatically (according to the Standard Catalog of World Coins), an example is probably worth about US$3.50 in Very Fine condition, US$20.00 in Extremely Fine condition, and US$50.00 in Uncirculated condition. About 16 were also produced in Proof for collectors - an example would be valued at about US$2,000.00.

My South African 1975 proof coin set do not have the gold coins Were the gold coins minted and where can you get hold of them?

There were 1 Rand and 2 Rand coins minted in gold in 1975, and some were produced for proof sets. South Africa in 1975 sold three different proof sets: an 8-coin set (1/2 cent, 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cent and 1 rand [silver]); a 2-coin set (the two gold coins); and a 10-coin set (all of the above). I would suggest looking on eBay (the KM numbers are KM#63 for the 1 Rand and KM#64 for the 2 Rand).

What is the value of 1965 South African Coins?

There are a few coins from 1965 that are worth something. It is as follows: 1965 1 cent (afrikaans version i.e. says 'Suid - Afrika') - R 2500 ($330) 1965 R 1 (afrikaans as above) - R12 000 ($1600) 1965 50 cent (English i.e. says South Africa ) - R55 000 ($ 7300)

What are South African coins made of?

South African coins are made from several types of metals andalloys. Some of the coins are made from brass, bronze, aluminumbronze, aluminum nickel bronze, and several others.

Where are South African coins made?

The South Africam Mint Company (Pty) Ltd. is located at: Old Johannesburg Road Gateway Centurion South Africa GPS Co-ordinates: -25.915052 28.156929

What is the value of a 1965 5 cent South African coin?

There were two versions of the 5 Cent coin produced in South Africa in 1965 - one with the country name in English ("SOUTH AFRICA" - KM#67.1) and one with the country name in Afrikaans ("SUID-AFRIKA" - KM#67.2 ). The coins are otherwise identical, with a portrait of Jan van Riebeeck on the obverse and a blue crane on the reverse. They were produced from nickel, weigh 2.5 grams, and measure 17.35mm in diameter. 32.7 million of each were produced. According to the 2010 Standard Catalog of World Coins, the coin is worth US$0.15 in Extremely Fine condition, US$0.75 in Uncirculated condition, and US$1.25 in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Additionally, 25,000 of the English version were produced in Proof condition - these are valued at about US$0.80 each.

What is a 1962 1 cent South African coin worth?

You are asking about a One Cent coin from South Africa (KM#57). The coin is made of brass, weighs 9.42 grams, and is about 30mm in diameter. The front bears a portrait of Jan van Riebeeck (a 17th-century Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Town) and the words "UNITY IS STRENGTH" and "EENDRAG MAAK MAG" (Afrikaans for "Unity is Strength"). The back bears an image of a covered wagon with the date "1961" above, the denomination "1 C" below, "SOUTH AFRICA" to the left and "SUID-AFRIKA" (Afrikaans for "South Africa") to the right. 52,266,000 were produced for circulation in 1961, as well as another 7,530 in Proof for collectors. According to the Standard Catalog of World coins, an example is worth US$0.15 in Very Fine condition, US$0.40 in Extremely Fine condition, US$1.50 in Uncirculated condition, and US$0.75 in Proof.

Value of 1937 south African 2 shillings silver coin?

You are asking about a 2 Shilling coin (KM#29) from South Africa. The coin is 28.3mm in diameter, weighs 11.31 grams and is 80% silver, giving it an ASW (Actual Silver Weight) of 0.2909 troy ounces. The obverse (front) of the coin has an image of King George VI of Great Britain and the words "GEORGIVS VI REX IMPERATOR" (Latin for "George the Sixth, King and Emperor"). The reverse (back) of the coin has a large shield splitting the date (that is, "19" is to the left of the shield and "37" is to the right of it), with the words "SOUTH AFRICA" and "SUID-AFRIKA" (Afrikaans for "South Africa"), separated by a rosette, above the shield and the denomination, "2 SHILLINGS" below it. 1,495,000 of these coins were produced in 1937, plus another 116 in Proof. With silver currently (as of April 5, 2010) at $18.10 per troy ounce, the "melt value" of this coin is about US$5.27. Numismatically (according to the Standard Catalog of World Coins), an example is probably worth about US$10 in Extremely Fine condition, US$30 in Uncirculated condition, and US$150 in Proof.

What is the Value of 1942 south African 3 pence coin?

You are asking about a 3 Pence coin (KM#26) from South Africa dated 1942. The coin is 16.5mm in diameter, weighs 1.41 grams and is 80% silver, giving it an ASW (Actual Silver Weight) of 0.0363 troy ounces. The obverse (front) of the coin has an image of King George VI of Great Britain and the words "GEORGIVS VI REX IMPERATOR" (Latin for "George the Sixth, King and Emperor"). The reverse (back) of the coin has a protea flower in the center of three bars shaped as an inverted triangle, with the words "SOUTH AFRICA", the date, and "SUID-AFRIKA" (Afrikaans for "South Africa") above the flower and the denomination, "3D" ("D" being the abbreviation for pence) below it. 8,055,999 of these coins were produced in 1942. With silver currently (as of April 6, 2010) at $18.10 per troy ounce, the "melt value" of this coin is about 66 US cents. Numismatically (according to the Standard Catalog of World Coins), an example is probably worth about US$1 in Very Fine condition, US$3 in Extremely Fine condition, and US$9 in Uncirculated condition.

Coin value south African 3d 1943?

You are asking about a 3 Pence coin (KM#26) from South Africa dated 1943. The coin is 16.5mm in diameter, weighs 1.41 grams and is 80% silver, giving it an ASW (Actual Silver Weight) of 0.0363 troy ounces. The obverse (front) of the coin has an image of King George VI of Great Britain and the words "GEORGIVS VI REX IMPERATOR" (Latin for "George the Sixth, King and Emperor"). The reverse (back) of the coin has a protea flower in the center of three bars shaped as an inverted triangle, with the words "SOUTH AFRICA", the date, and "SUID-AFRIKA" (Afrikaans for "South Africa") above the flower and the denomination, "3D" ("D" being the abbreviation for pence) below it. 14,827,000 of these coins were produced for circulation in 1943, with another 104 produced in Proof.. With silver currently (as of April 30, 2010) at $18.72 per troy ounce, the "melt value" of this coin is about 68 US cents. Numismatically (according to the Standard Catalog of World Coins), an example is probably worth about US$1.00 in Very Fine condition, US$2.50 in Extremely Fine condition, and US$6.00 in Uncirculated condition. Proof examples are valued at about US$70.00.

Value of a 1948 South African 5 shilling coin?

You are asking about a 5 Shilling coin (also called a "Crown") from South Africa (KM#40.1). The coin weighs 28.28 grams and is 80.0% silver, giving it an ASW (Actual Silver Weight) of 0.7273 troy ounces. With silver at US$18.50 per troy ounce (as of June 1, 2010), the "melt value" of this coin is about US$13.46. The obverse of the coin has a portrait of King George the Sixth and the words "GEORGIVS SEXTUS REX" (Latin for "George the Sixth, King"). The reverse has an image of a Springbok (an African antelope), with the words "SOUTH AFRICA", the date, and "SUID-AFRIKA" (Afrikaans for "South Africa") above and the denomination ("5 SHILLINGS") below. 780,000 of these coins were produced in 1948. According to the 2010 Standard Catalog of World Coins, an example is worth about US$13.50 in Extremely Fine condition and US$20.00 in Uncirculated condition. Given the current price of silver, however, the actual numismatic value of these coins is probably actually a dollar or two higher. Another 1,000 were produced in Proof-like condition - these are valued at about US$22.50 each; and 1,120 were produced in Proof condition - these are valued at about US$30.00 each.

What is the value of a 1947 South African 5 shilling silver coin?

You are asking about a 5 Shilling coin from South Africa (KM#31). The coin is 38.8mm in diameter, weighs 28.28 grams and is 80% silver, giving it an ASW (Actual Silver Weight) of 0.7273 troy ounces. With the price of silver at US$18.72 (as of April 30, 2010), the "melt value" of this coin is US$13.61. The obverse (front) of the coin has a portrait of King George VI and the words "GEORGIVS VI REX IMPERATOR" (Latin for "George the Sixth, King and Emperor"). The reverse (back) has an image of a springbok (a deer common in South Africa) with the words "SOUTH AFRICA", the date, and "SUID-AFRIKA" (Afrikaans for "South Africa") above the image and "5 SHILLINGS" below it. 300,000 of these coins were produced for circulation in 1947 (originally in commemoration of the Royal Visit of King George VI to South Africa), and another 5,600 were produced in Proof. According to the Standard Catalog of World Coins, it is worth US$12.50 in Very Fine condition, US$15.00 in Extremely Fine condition, US$20.00 in Uncirculated condition, and US$45.00 in Proof. However, since the silver value is so high at the moment, I suspect that these prices somewhat undervalue the coin.

What is a South African 5C coin made of?

From 1961 through 1964 - silver (2.83 grams at 50% pure - 0.0455 troy ounces ASW [Actual Silver Weight]) From 1965 through 1982 - nickel (2.5 grams) From 1990 onward - copper-plated steel (4.5 grams)

What is the value of a South African 1951 5 Shilling coin?

You are asking about a 5 Shilling coin (also called a "Crown") from South Africa (KM#40.2). The coin weighs 28.28 grams and is 50.0% silver, giving it an ASW (Actual Silver Weight) of 0.4546 troy ounces. With silver at US$17.63 per troy ounce (as of Ma7 21, 2010), the "melt value" of this coin is about US$8.01. The obverse of the coin has a portrait of King George the Sixth and the words "GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX" (Latin for "George the Sixth, King"). The reverse has an image of a Springbok (an African antelope), with the words "SOUTH AFRICA", the date, and "SUID-AFRIKA" (Afrikaans for "South Africa") above and the denomination ("5 SHILLING") below. 363,000 of these coins were produced in 1951. According to the 2010 Standard Catalog of World Coins, an example is worth about US$10.00 in Extremely Fine condition and US$18.00 in Uncirculated condition. Another 1,483 were produced in Proof-like condition - these are valued at about US$25.00 each; and 2,000 were produced in Proof condition - these are valued at about US$35.00 each.

What is the value of a 1949 South African 5 Shilling coin?

You are asking about a 5 Shilling coin (also called a "Crown") from South Africa (KM#40.1). The coin weighs 28.28 grams and is 80.0% silver, giving it an ASW (Actual Silver Weight) of 0.7273 troy ounces. With silver at US$18.50 per troy ounce (as of June 1, 2010), the "melt value" of this coin is about US$13.46. The obverse of the coin has a portrait of King George the Sixth and the words "GEORGIVS SEXTUS REX" (Latin for "George the Sixth, King"). The reverse has an image of a Springbok (an African antelope), with the words "SOUTH AFRICA", the date, and "SUID-AFRIKA" (Afrikaans for "South Africa") above and the denomination ("5 SHILLING") below. 535,000 of these coins were produced in 1949. According to the 2010 Standard Catalog of World Coins, an example is worth about US$13.50 in Extremely Fine condition and US$20.00 in Uncirculated condition. Given the current price of silver, however, the actual numismatic value of these coins is probably actually a dollar or two higher. Another 2,000 were produced in Proof-like condition - these are valued at about US$35.00 each; and 800 were produced in Proof condition - these are valued at about US$50.00 each.

What animal is on a 5c coin?

There are multiple animals on 5 cent coins depending on the country and time period such as the Buffalo on the US "buffalo nickel", the Beaver on the Canadian nickel, etc.

What value of south African 1950 5 shilling coin?

You are asking about a 5 Shilling coin (also called a "Crown") from South Africa (KM#40.1). The coin weighs 28.28 grams and is 80.0% silver, giving it an ASW (Actual Silver Weight) of 0.7273 troy ounces. With silver at US$42.00 per troy ounce (as of April 14, 2011), the "melt value" of this coin is about US$30.55. The obverse of the coin has a portrait of King George the Sixth and the words "GEORGIVS SEXTUS REX" (Latin for "George the Sixth, King"). The reverse has an image of a Springbok (an African antelope), with the words "SOUTH AFRICA", the date, and "SUID-AFRIKA" (Afrikaans for "South Africa") above and the denomination ("5 SHILLING") below. 83,000 of these coins were produced in 1950. According to the 2010 Standard Catalog of World Coins, an example is worth about US$17.50 in Extremely Fine condition and US$25.00 in Uncirculated condition. Given the current price of silver, however, the actual numismatic value of these coins is probably actually somewhat higher. Another 1,200 were produced in Proof-like condition - these are valued at about US$60.00 each; and 500 were produced in Proof condition - these are valued at about US$75.00 each.

What is the value of the 1948 5 shillings coin in south African rands?

You are asking about a 5 Shilling coin (also called a "Crown") from South Africa (KM#40.1). The coin weighs 28.28 grams and is 80.0% silver, giving it an ASW (Actual Silver Weight) of 0.7273 troy ounces. With silver at US$23.15 per troy ounce (as of October 21, 2010), the "melt value" of this coin is about US$16.84. The obverse of the coin has a portrait of King George the Sixth and the words "GEORGIVS SEXTUS REX" (Latin for "George the Sixth, King"). The reverse has an image of a Springbok (an African antelope), with the words "SOUTH AFRICA", the date, and "SUID-AFRIKA" (Afrikaans for "South Africa") above and the denomination ("5 SHILLINGS") below. 780,000 of these coins were produced in 1948. According to the 2010 Standard Catalog of World Coins, an example is worth about US$13.50 in Extremely Fine condition and US$20.00 in Uncirculated condition. Given the current price of silver, however, the actual numismatic value of these coins is probably actually a dollar or two higher. Another 1,000 were produced in Proof-like condition - these are valued at about US$22.50 each; and 1,120 were produced in Proof condition - these are valued at about US$30.00 each. To get these values in South African Rands, multiply by 6.9 Rand to the US Dollar (as of October 21, 2010).

Why is the kangaroo and emu on the Australian 5c coin?

The normal non-commemorative Australian 50 cent coin has thekangaroo and emu on the reverse as a part of the Australian Coat ofArms. Here's the full list of coins, identifying the reverse design: 1c: feathertail glider (no longer minted) 2c: frill-necked lizard (no longer minted) 5c: echidna 10c: superb lyrebird 20c: platypus 50c: Coat of Arms with kangaroo & emu (non-commerative coins) $1: five kangaroos (non-commerative coins) $2: aboriginal elder The obverse design has the Queen.

Value of 1967 south African one rand coin?

Wht is the value. Of a1967 one rand Well as of today (2/2011) its melt value is around $11 USD. However if you are lucky enough to have this coin in a proof manufacture , with the obverse legend written in English, its value is around $1,500 USD. Only around 20 are in existence.

What is the value of a 1955 south African coin?

You would need to know the condition and denomination (farthing, half penny, penny, three pence, six pence, shilling, 2 shilling, 2 1/2 shilling, 5 shilling, 1/2 pound or pound) of the coin to be able to get an estimated value.

What is a 1951 South African 3D coin worth?

You are asking about a 3 Pence coin (KM#35.2) from South Africa dated 1951. The coin is 16.5mm in diameter, weighs 1.41 grams and is 50% silver, giving it an ASW (Actual Silver Weight) of 0.0227 troy ounces. The obverse (front) of the coin has an image of King George VI of Great Britain and the words "GEORGIVS SEXTUS REX" (Latin for "George the Sixth, King"). The reverse (back) of the coin has a protea flower in the center of three bars shaped as an inverted triangle, with the words "SOUTH AFRICA", the date, and "SUID-AFRIKA" (Afrikaans for "South Africa") above the flower and the denomination, "3D" ("D" being the abbreviation for pence) below it. 6,323,000 of these coins were produced for circulation in 1951, plus another 2,000 in Proof for collectors. With silver currently (as of January 6, 2011) at $29.10 per troy ounce, the "melt value" of this coin is about 66 US cents. Numismatically (according to the Standard Catalog of World Coins), an example is probably worth about US$1 in Extremely Fine condition, US$3 in Uncirculated condition, and US$4 in Proof.

What is the value of a 1952 south African 2 shilling coin?

You are asking about a 1952 Two Shilling coin (KM#38.2) from South Africa. The front of the coin has the words "GEORGIVS SEXTUS REX" (Latin for "George the Sixth, King") with a portrait, and the back reads "SUID AFRIKA - 1952 - SOUTH AFRICA" around a central sheild, with "2s" (an abbreviation for "Two Shillings") below. It measures 28.3mm in diameter and weighs 11.31 grams. It is 50% silver, giving it an ASW (Actual Silver Weight) of 0.1818 troy ounces and a melt value (as of March 15, 2011, with silver at $34.30 per troy ounce) of US$6.24. According to the Standard Catalog of World Coins, 3,570,000 of such coins were produced for circulation in 1952, and an example is worth US$3.50 in Extremely Fine condition, and US$6.50 in Uncirculated condition. 16,000 were also produced in proof condition for collectors - they are valued at US$8.00 each.

What is the value of a 1979 1 rand South African coin?

You are asking about a 1 Rand coin from South Africa dated 1979. There were two 1 Rand coins produced in 1979. KM#88 is made of 80% Silver and weighs 15 grams, giving it an ASW (Actual Silver Weight) of 0.3858 troy ounces. The obverse has a coat of arms with "South Africa" to the right, "Suid-Afrika" (Afrikaans for "South Africa") to the left, and the date below. The reverse has an image of a Springbok (an antelope) leaping over the denomination "1 Rand", and the words "Soli Deo Gloria" (Latin for "Glory Only to God") to the left. This coin was only produced in Proof condition in 1979 - each of the 15,000 examples produced are valued, according to the Standard Catalog of World Coins, at US$9. With silver at US$30.40 (as of January 1, 2012), however, this coin has a "melt value" of US$11.73. KM#104 is is made of Nickel, is 31mm in diameter, and weighs 12 grams. It is otherwise identical to KM#88, except that instead of a coat of arms, there is a portrait of President Diederichs, 13,466,000 such coins were produced in 1979, and according to the Standard Catalog of World Coins an example is valued at US$2 in Very Fine condition, US$4 in Extremely Fine condition, and US$10 in Uncirculated condition. Another 5 were produced in Proof and are valued at US$2,000 each. Note that KM#88a, a coin identical to KM#88 in appearance, but with the size and measurements of KM#104, was produced in both 1978 and 1980 (as well as 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989) ---------------- The South African 1 rand coin can either be the smaller or the bigger of the same looking coin the bigger coin is only slightly bigger but is the one with a high silver content non silver coins are not very valuable and one can purchase them for around 5 rand each the silver ones depending on condition range from about 100 rand upwards. The easiest way to check your coin is to look in the related link and compare your coin to ones that are selling at present.

What is the value of a 1952 South African 5 shilling coin?

You are asking about a 5 Shilling coin (also called a "Crown") from South Africa (KM#41). The coin weighs 28.28 grams and is 50.0% silver, giving it an ASW (Actual Silver Weight) of 0.4546 troy ounces. With silver at US$30.00 per troy ounce (as of September 23, 2011), the "melt value" of this coin is about US$13.64. The coin was produced in honor of the 300th Anniversary of the Founding of Capetown. The obverse of the coin has a portrait of King George the Sixth and the words "GEORGIVS SEXTUS REX" (Latin for "George the Sixth, King"). The reverse has an image of a a schooner ship under sail in a harbor), with the words "SUID-AFRIKA" (Afrikaans for "South Africa") to the left, the dates "1652-1952" above, "SOUTH AFRICA" to the right, and the denomination ("5s", an abbreviation for "5 Shillings") below. 1,698,000 of these coins were produced in 1952. According to the 2010 Standard Catalog of World Coins, an example is worth about US$9.00 in Extremely Fine condition and US$12.00 in Uncirculated condition. Given the current price of silver, however, the actual numismatic value of these coins is probably somewhat higher. Another 12,000 were produced in Proof-like condition - these are valued at about US$13.50 each; and 16,000 were produced in Proof condition - these are valued at about US$16.50 each..

What is the value of a South African 1945 Ticky coin?

You are asking about a 3 Pence coin (KM#26), sometimes known as a "Ticky" or "Tickey," from South Africa dated 1945. The coin is 16.5mm in diameter, weighs 1.41 grams and is 80% silver, giving it an ASW (Actual Silver Weight) of 0.0363 troy ounces. The obverse (front) of the coin has an image of King George VI of Great Britain and the words "GEORGIVS VI REX IMPERATOR" (Latin for "George the Sixth, King and Emperor"). The reverse (back) of the coin has a protea flower in the center of three bars shaped as an inverted triangle, with the words "SOUTH AFRICA", the date, and "SUID-AFRIKA" (Afrikaans for "South Africa") above the flower and the denomination, "3D" ("D" being the abbreviation for pence) below it. 4,094,000 of these coins were produced in 1945. With silver currently (as of October 4, 2011) at $29.40 per troy ounce, the "melt value" of this coin is about US$1.07. Numismatically (according to the Standard Catalog of World Coins), an example is probably worth about US$1 in Very Fine condition, US$3 in Extremely Fine condition, and US$9 in Uncirculated condition. There is also a variant where the "5" in the date is struck over a "3" - such a coin would be valued at about US$1 in Fine condition, US$3 in Very Fine condition, US$10 in Extremely Fine condition, and US$20 in Uncirculated condition..

What is the animal on the 5c coin?

The only animal to appear on the 5c coin in US currency is thebuffalo (1913-1938) Canadian 5c coins normally have a picture of a beaver building adam, although special commemoratives issued during the 1967Centennial carry a picture of a snowshoe hare. Australian 5c coins have a picture of an echidna, which is anunusual egg-laying mammal found only in that country. New Zealand 5c coins carried a picture of a reptile called atuatara. The denomination was eliminated in 2006 due to lowpurchasing power.

Where can you sell old South African coins?

The best places to go to sell South African coins would be pawn shops or coin collecting shops. Before selling your coins, make sure to do some research to learn their value and get purchase estimates from more than one potential buyer.

What is the value of the 1964 south African 1 cent coin?

You are asking about a One Cent coin from South Africa (KM#57). The coin is made of brass, weighs 9.42 grams, and is about 30mm in diameter. The front bears a portrait of Jan van Riebeeck (a 17th-century Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Town) and the words "UNITY IS STRENGTH" and "EENDRAG MAAK MAG" (Afrikaans for "Unity is Strength"). The back bears an image of a covered wagon with the date "1964" above, the denomination "1 C" below, "SOUTH AFRICA" to the left and "SUID-AFRIKA" (Afrikaans for "South Africa") to the right. 14,265,000 were produced for circulation in 1961, as well as another 16,000 in Proof for collectors. According to the Standard Catalog of World coins, an example is worth US$0.15 in Very Fine condition, US$0.40 in Extremely Fine condition, US$1.50 in Uncirculated condition, and US$2.00 in Proof.

What is the value of the 1963 south African 5c coin?

You are asking about a 5 Cent coin from South Africa (KM#59). The coin is 17.35mm in diameter, weighs 2.83 grams, and is composed of 50%, giving it an ASW (Actual Silver Weight) of 0.0455 troy ounces. With silver (as of November 18, 2012) valued at US$32.25 per troy ounce, the "melt" value of the coin is about US$1.46. Being made of silver, the coin would no longer circulate, but its face value (with the South African Rand valued at 11.28 US cents as of November 18, 2012) is slightly over one half a US cent. The front of the coin bears a portrait of Jan van Riebeeck (a 17th-century Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Town) and the words "UNITY IS STRENGTH" and "EENDRAG MAAK MAG" (Afrikaans for "Unity is Strength"). The back bears an image of a protea flower surrounded by five bundles of sticks, the date "1963" above, the denomination "5 C" below, "SOUTH AFRICA" to the left and "SUID-AFRIKA" (Afrikaans for "South Africa") to the right. 8,054,000 were produced for circulation in 1963, as well as another 4,025 in Proof for collectors According to the Standard Catalog of World Coins, the coin is worth little over its silver value (US$1.46) even in Uncirculated condition. In Proof, it would be valued at about US$3.00.

Do south African one rand coin contain silver?

Some yes, some no. Production of the Rand began in 1961 (prior to that, South Africa was under British sovereignity and used the penny, shilling, and pound). From 1961 through 1983, the Rand was 91.7% gold, weighed 3.994 grams, and thus contained 0.1177 troy ounces of gold. It was not really intended for circulation, however, with production never reaching 50,000 in a single year. From 1965 through 1976, the Rand was produced for circulation in 80% silver, weighed 15.000 grams, and thus contained 0.3558 troy ounces of silver. Circulating and non-circulating commemorative coins were also produced in this period, also in 80% silver. Since 1977, the Rand has been produced for circulation in base metal (nickel from 1977 through 1990, Nickel plated copper from 1991 through 2000), although commemorative coins (not intended for circulation) have been produced in both silver (80% through 1988, 92.5% thereafter) and gold (both 91.7% and 99.99%).

What is your 1966 south African coin worth today?

You need to be much more specific. There are several South African coins dated 1966 ranging in value from less than a penny to several hundred dollars. Post a new question including the denomination and an estimate of the coin's condition.

What does d stand for in south African coins?

D stands for "denarius". It comes from when, back in the Roman times, the British used Roman currency (which was called the denarius). As the penny replaced the Denarius, the British continued to use the abbreviation "d." They passed this tradition on to South Africa, so the D on African coins is an abbreviation for penny.