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UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA

Half Sovereign - 1925 - SA

KM-020 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 0,947M

The obverse features the large head bust of George V (b1965-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1925 is at the bottom. The mintmark SA (for the Pretoria mint) is above at the center of the mound. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


1 Sovereign - 1925 - SA

KM-021 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 6,086M

The obverse features the large head bust of George V (b1965-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.    The obverse was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1925 is at the bottom. The mintmark SA (for the Pretoria mint) is above at the center of the mound. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


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Half Sovereign - 1926 - SA

KM-020 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 0,809M

The obverse features the large head bust of George V (b1965-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1926 is at the bottom. The mintmark SA (for the Pretoria mint) is above at the center of the mound. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


1 Sovereign - 1926 - SA

KM-021 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

  Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 11,108M

The obverse features the large head bust of George V (b1965-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.    The obverse was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1926 is at the bottom. The mintmark SA (for the Pretoria mint) is above at the center of the mound. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


1 Sovereign - 1927 - SA

KM-021 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 16,380M

The obverse features the large head bust of George V. (b1965-d1936) GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.    The obverse was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1927 is at the bottom. The mintmark SA (for the Pretoria mint) is above at the center of the mound. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


1 Sovereign - 1928 - SA

KM-021 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 18,235M

The obverse features the large head bust of George V (b1965-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1928 is at the bottom. The mintmark SA (for the Pretoria mint) is above at the center of the mound. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


1 Sovereign - 1929 - SA

KM-A022 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 12,024M

The obverse features the small head bust of George V (b1965-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.  The obverse has 2 rows of beading around the rim and was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1929 is at the bottom. The mintmark SA (for the Pretoria mint) is above at the center of the mound. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


1 Sovereign - 1930 - SA

KM-A022 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 10,028M

The obverse features the small head bust of George V (b1965-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.    The obverse has 2 rows of beading around the rim and was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1930 is at the bottom. The mintmark SA (for the Pretoria mint) is above at the center of the mound. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


1 Sovereign - 1931 - SA

KM-A022 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 8,512M

  The obverse features the small head bust bust of George V (b1965-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.    The obverse has 2 rows of beading around the rim and was designed by Bertrand Mackennal.  The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1931 is at the bottom. The mintmark SA (for the Pretoria mint) is above at the center of the mound. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


1 Sovereign - 1932 - SA

KM-A022 - 7,99 g - 21,5 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 1,067M

The obverse features the small head bust bust of George V (b1965-d1936). GEORGIVS V D:G: BRITT:OMN:REX:F:D:IND IMP. (George V by Grace of God, King of all the Britons, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India) surrounds the bust.    The obverse has 2 rows of beading around the rim and was designed by Bertrand Mackennal. The reverse has St. George slaying the dragon. The date 1932 is at the bottom. The mintmark SA (for the Pretoria mint) is above at the center of the mound. The reverse was designed by Bendetto Pistrucci.


- 1952

KM-042 - 3,99 g - 19,3 mm

Fineness - 0,917 Au/0,083 Cu

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 0,012M

The obverse features a bust of George VI (b1895-d1952). GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX (George VI King) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Thomas H Paget. The reverse has a running Springbok. The date 1952 is at the top. The denomination is at the bottom and the country's name SOUTH AFRICA (in English) is to the left and SUID AFRIKA (in Afrikaans) is to the right.


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1 - 1952

KM-043 - 7,99 g - 22,16 mm

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 0,012M

The obverse features a bust of George VI (b1895-d1952). GEORGIVS SEXTVS REX (George VI King) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Thomas H Paget. The reverse has a running Springbok. The date 1952 is at the top. The denomination 1 is at the bottom and the country's name SOUTH AFRICA (in English) is to the left and SUID AFRIKA (in Afrikaans) is to the right.


- 1954

KM-053 - 3,99 g - 19,6 mm

Edge - Reeded

Minted - 1.275

The obverse features a bust of Elizabeth II (b1926-). The Latin legend ELIZABETH II REGINA (Elizabeth II) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Mrs, Mary Gillick. The reverse has a running Springbok. The date 1954 is at the top. The denomination 1 is at the bottom and the country's name SOUTH AFRICA (in English) is to the left and SUID AFRIKA (in Afrikaans) is to the right. This is a Proof only issue.


1 - 1954

KM-054 - 7,99 g - 22,1 mm

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 1.275

The obverse features a bust of Elizabeth II (b1926-). The Latin legend ELIZABETH II REGINA (Elizabeth II) surrounds the bust.  The obverse was designed by Mrs, Mary Gillick. The reverse has a running Springbok. The date 1954 is at the top. The denomination 1 is at the bottom and the country's name SUID AFRIKA (in Afrikaans) is to the left and SOUTH AFRICA (in English) is to the right.  This is a Proof only issue.


REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

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2 Rands - 1965

KM-064 - 7,998 g - 22,1 mm

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 0,010M

The obverse features a bust of Jan van Riebeeck  (b1619-d1677).  Around the bust is the country's motto in Afrikaans EENDRAG MAAK MAG and English UNITY IS STRENGTH.  The reverse features an eland with the denomination 2 R below, the date 1965 at the top flanked by the country's name in Afrikaans ZUID AFRIKA and English SOUTH AFRICA. Van Riebeeck was the member of the Dutch East India Company who took command of the Company post at Cape Town.


1 Krugerrand - 1967

KM-073 - 33,93 g

Mintage - 0,040M

The obverse features a bust of Oom Paul Kruger  (b1825-d1902).  Around the bust is the country's name in Afrikaans ZUID AFRIKA and English SOUTH AFRICA.  The reverse features an eland with the denomination KRUGERRAND above, the date flanking the antelope, and the gold fineness and content below. This was the first year of issue of the first bullion coin created especially for gold trading. Kruger was elected vice president of the Transvaal in 1874 and later president in 1882 being reelected four times.


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1 Rand - 1969

KM-063 - 3,994 g - 19 mm

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 0,008M

The obverse features a bust of Jan van Riebeeck  (b1619-d1677).  Around the bust is the country's motto in Afrikaans EENDRAD MAAK MAG and English UNITY IS STRENGTH.  The reverse features an eland with the denomination 1 R below, the date 1969 at the top flanked by the country's name in Afrikaans ZUID AFRIKA and English SOUTH AFRICA. Van Riebeeck was the member of the Dutch East India Company who took command of the Company post at Cape Town.


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1/10th Rand - 1982

KM-105 - 3,293 g - 16.5 mm

Edge - Reeded

Mintage - 1,054M

The obverse features a bust of Oom Paul Kruger  (b1825-d1902).  Around the bust is the country's name in Afrikaans SUID AFRIKA and English SOUTH AFRICA.  The reverse features an eland with the denomination 1/10 KRUGERRAND above, the date flanking the antelope, and the gold fineness and content below. 


 

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