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South Africa 1/2, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 Cents  1970 to 2000
South Africa 1/2, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 Cents 1970 to 2000

South Africa (Suid Afrika) minted 1/2, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cent coins with bi-lingual inscriptions and a shield with antelopes design between 1970 and 2000. Coins of different denominations are made of different metals and display different patterns on the reverse side, as follows:

1/2 CENT, 1970 to 1983: bronze, sparrows
1 CENT, 1970 to 1989: bronze, sparrows
1 CENT, 1990 to 2000: copper plated steel, sparrows
2 CENTS, 1970 to 1990: bronze, wildebeast
2 CENTS, 1990 to 2000: copper-plated steel, eagle with fish
5 CENTS, 1970 to 1989: nickel, crane
5 CENTS, 1990 to 2000: copper-plated steel, crane
10 CENTS, 1970 to 1989: nickel, aloe plant
10 CENTS, 1990 to 2000: brass-plated steel, arum lily
20 CENTS, 1970 to 1990: nickel, protea flower
20 CENTS, 1990 to 2000: brass-plated steel, protea flower
50 CENTS, 1970 to 1990: nickel, assorted flowers
50 CENTS, 1990 to 2000: brass-plated steel, bird of paradise flower

All these are modern issues made of non-precious metal, so the values of all coins are low. Values run as follows:

1/2, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 CENTS:
worn: less than $1 US dollar
average circulated: less than $1
well preserved: less than $1
fully uncirculated: $2

The catalogs show four exceptions to the values above.

- 1/2 cents dated after 1970 catalog at $4 in fully uncirculated condition
- 20 cents dated 1970 catalog at $15 in fully uncirculated condition
- 20 cents dated 1990 and 1991 catalog at $6 in fully uncirculated condition
- 50 cents dated 1990 and 1991 catalog at $8 in fully uncirculated condition

These are all catalog values and are subject to the criteria outlined on our Terminology page. Be sure to read that page.

Coin: 18854 , Genre: Colonizers and Colonies
Requested by: VAseeker, Thu, 05-Mar-2015 17:19:03 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 05-Mar-2015 23:24:00 GMT
Requester description: 1988 1st side: lettering circling the coin Suid Afrika South Africa 1988, center of coin has shield held by two animals maybe lions, small figure above shield. 2nd side: large number 20, branches, leaves.
Tags: south africa 1 2 5 10 20 50 cents cent 2000 suid sud southern zuid ziud africano african afrikaanshe afrikaans africaine afrika africaanshe afrik afrikaansche afrique peny pennys pennies penny lettering monogram circling circle center offcenter shield two animals animal lions lion number branches branch leaves leaf script inscription letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy letters inscriptions scrip lettered initials circled encircle circlet ring circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings loop circular circumscribed off offset certer centre centers centered arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon tiger cougar tigers numbers numbering numbered twigs stalks spray sprig limb stick twig sprays sprigs branching stalk branched sticks greenery leafs boughs liafy bush leave leaved bough leafe leafed leafy leavs foliage deer antelope elk goat flower fleur stag antler antlers buck moose caribou springbok sheep goats lamb florets blossom fler fleurs lises petals leis lisse flowerettes flur stems trefoils floral lily petels orchid lis posy bouquet flowers flour orcid bud lilly lei petal bloomed trefoil floret floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals

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