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South Africa 1/2, 1, 2 1/2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 Cents (Van Riebeeck)  1961 to 1964
South Africa 1/2, 1, 2 1/2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 Cents (Van Riebeeck) 1961 to 1964

Afrikaners (including the Boer subgroup) are a Germanic ethnic group in Southern Africa. They consider Jan Van Riebeeck their founding father. His likeness appears on many South African coins.

Sorry, Danielle. Although your coin appears to be gold, and although there is a South African gold coin with Van Riebeeck's likeness, your coin with the ox cart is made of brass. It is a one cent piece.

Here is some data on this series of coins. The data applies to all dates. All have Van Riebeeck's portrait on the front and the inscription UNITY IS STRENGTH, but they have different designs on the back. In the listings below, BV means 'base value.' It is the value of the silver in the coin. Look up the current value of silver on web sites such as kitco.com, then multiply it by the troy ounces of silver in the coin to obtain BV.

1/2 CENT (brass)
circulated: less than $1 US dollar
fully uncirculated: $2 catalog value

1 CENT (brass)
circulated: less than $1 US dollar
fully uncirculated: $2 catalog value

2 1/2 CENTS (0.023 troy ounces silver)
circulated: BV
fully uncirculated: BV + $3

5 CENTS (0.046 troy ounces silver)
circulated: BV
fully uncirculated: BV + $3

10 CENTS (0.091 troy ounces silver)
circulated: BV
fully uncirculated: BV + $3

20 CENTS (0.182 troy ounces silver)
circulated: BV
fully uncirculated: BV + $5

50 CENTS (0.455 troy ounces silver)
worn: BV
average circulated: BV
well preserved: BV + $5
fully uncirculated: BV + $10

Coin: 13168 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: Danielle, Sun, 02-Dec-2012 19:20:57 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 03-Dec-2012 03:54:58 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 25-Dec-2015 03:16:50 GMT
Requester description: 1961 Front: Jan van riebeeck. Inscription: Unity is strength/eendrag maak mag. Back: ox wagon. Inscription: South Africa 1961 1c
Tags: south africa 1 2 5 10 20 50 cents cent van riebeeck suid sud southern zuid ziud africano african afrikaanshe afrikaans africaine afrika africaanshe afrik afrikaansche afrique peny pennys pennies penny jan january inscription monogram unity strength eendrag maak mag ox cow wagon januar script letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy letters inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials bulls cattle holstein bull brhama cows heifer oxon oxen cart artichoke birds bird antelope parrot pigeon stag antler antlers buck moose elk caribou springbok deer

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