Rand: coin from Republic of South Africa (1961-...); 100 cent


5 rand, 2013: Republic of South Africa

5 rand, 2013: Republic of South Africa



Many abbreviations SARB micro font: South African Reserve Bank. — Exactly such an inscription is on the security edge of the coin.

Micro sign ALS: design of coin — A.L. Sutherland.

ISEWULA AFRIKA - ININGIZIMU AFRIKA: simplified /short/ name of the country (South Africa) in Southern Ndebele and Zulu languages (South Africa has 11 official languages).

Coat of arms of the Republic of South Africa since 2000 (secretary bird, two San human figures).

South African Mint (Centurion, Gauteng Province of South Africa).

An interesting feature of modern South African coins: many denominations of coins are minted in few varieties — the only difference is in the spelling of the name of the state in different official languages (usually in pairs — two languages simultaneously on each variety).

  • Bimetallic — brass centre in copper-nickel ring: 26 mm - 9.4 g
  • Reference price: 1.2$

COIN RAND — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA (1961-...): rand = 100 cents

About the name of the coin rand: the name of the currency of South Africa comes from the name of the local mountain range Vitvatersrand (often abbreviated "Rand"), where in the late 19th century one of the world's largest gold deposits was discovered (and in the middle of the 20th century — also significant deposits of uranium).
Separately, numismatic sources consider the krugerrand as a type of rand — an investment gold and silver (since 2017) coin of South Africa weighing one troy ounce (bullion coin). This denomination of coins is not used in real money circulation.