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South Africa

Denomination Unit date KM# Obverse Reverse
1 Cent 1985 82 The old coat of arms of South Africa. This consists of a number of different components. In the center is a shield divided into four sections. The top left section has a woman draped in flowing robes and holding an anchor in her left hand. This is the figure of Hope. The top right section has two wildebeests (gnus) charging from right to left, one above the other, tails up and heads down, with ears tucked forward. In the bottom left section is an orange tree, and in the bottom right section is an ox wagon (known in America as a covered wagon). On top of this shield rests a knight’s helmet, facing left. It has a large expanse of cloth fastened to it with a striped headband, and the cloth spreads out behind it forming lichen-like shapes. Standing on top of the helmet is a lion with body in left-facing profile but with its head facing forward and its tongue sticking out. Its enormous tail is held up above its body to the right. Beneath it’s lifted right paw are four rods bound together by two ribbons crossing in the middle. The four rods symbolize the four former colonies of South Africa, and the ribbon represents their unification. To the left of the shield is a springbok facing right, standing up on its hindlegs. At its feet is growing a King protea. To the right of the shield is a gemsbok facing left, standing up on its hindlegs. At its feet is growing a sugarbush protea. Below the shielf is a banner which reads “EX UNITATE VIRES”.To the right of this coat of arms is written “SUID-AFRIKA” (“South Africa” in Afrikaans) and to the left of the coat of arms is written “SOUTH AFRICA”. Between to round bullet points at the bottom is written the year. Two Cape sparrows sitting on the empty branch of a tree, surrounded by other empty branches. The sparrow on the left is a little higher up and its head is turned to the left although its body is facing forward. The sparrow on the right is facing to the right. Just to its right and below the branch is written in tiny lettering “T.S.”. Above this sparrow’s head is written a large “1” followed by a small “c” to its upper right.
2 Cents 1990 83 An old South African coat of arms with “SOUTH AFRICA” written to its left and “SUID-AFRIKA” written to its right. The year is written at the bottom between two bullet points. A black wildebeest running across a patch of ground from right to left, its front two hooves on the ground, right one in front of left, and the back two hooves in the air, tail flopping behind them. Its head is lowered with horns pointing to the left, as though it is charging. It has a bristly mane standing up on the back of its neck and a “beard” which stretches down from its chin to between its hind legs.A range of mountains can be seen behind the wildebeest in the far distance.
5 Cents 1975 84 An old South African coat of arms with “SUID-AFRIKA” written to its left and “SOUTH AFRICA” written to its right. The year is written at the bottom between two bullet points. A blue crane standing on a piece of ground facing right, head reared back slightly and right foot lifted as though about to take a step.It has a long, thin neck, ovoid head and sharp beak, and its long tail hangs down behind it. To the right of its chest is written a big “5” and to the upper right a small “c”. Below the line of the ground to the right is written in tiny lettering “P.R.”.
20 Cents 1989 86 An old South African coat of arms with “SUID-AFRIKA” written to its left and “SOUTH AFRICA” written to its right. The year is written at the bottom between two bullet points. On the left, the number “20” written in large lettering, with the zero diagonally below the two. Behind this is a protea bush. To the middle right is an opened protea flower, pointing upwards and slightly to the front. Above and to the left of this is a closed protea bud. Leaves surround them on either side. Below this design is written in tiny lettering “T.S.”
1 Cent 1991 132 An old South African coat of arms with “SOUTH AFRICA” written to its upper left and “SUID-AFRIKA” written to its upper right. The two phrases are separated by a bullet point at the top of the coin. The year is written at the bottom between two bullet points. Halfway down the center of the coin is written a large “1”, to the lower right of which is written “c”. Behind the top half of the “1” is a small branch stretching horizontally from right to left, with three sprigs hanging down in the left. On this branch are two sparrows, one on either side of the number one, facing each other. Both sparrows’ wings are folded down and the sparrow on the right is looking upwards as though it has just caught sight of something.
2 Cents 1992 133 An old South African coat of arms with “SUID-AFRIKA” written to its upper left and “SOUTH AFRICA” written to its upper right. The two phrases are separated by a bullet point at the top of the coin. The year is written at the bottom between two bullet points. A fish eagle swooping down from left to right, wings aloft, with a freshly caught fish in its talons. The ripples where the the eagle snatched the fish from the water are visible below. To the left of the eagle is written “2” and to its left is written “c”.
10 Cents 1991 135 An old South African coat of arms with “SUID-AFRIKA” written to its upper left and “SOUTH AFRICA” written to its upper right. The two phrases are separated by a bullet point at the top of the coin. The year is written at the bottom between two bullet points. Just to the upper left of the date is written in tiny lettering “ALS”.The rim of the coin is a nonagon. An arum lily stretches upwards and across the coin. There are three flowers, one to the lower right, an open flower with statem poking out the middle, one to the upper left, also opened with stamen visible, and one unopened bud, completely vertical, stretching up to the top of the coin. Between the two open flowers to the left is a large, flat lily leaf. Below this is written in tiny lettering “RCM”. Above the flower on the right is written “10c”,the zero diagonally above the one, and with the “c” slightly lower than both digits. The rim of the coin is a nonagon.
20 Cents 1993 136 An old South African coat of arms with “SOUTH AFRICA” written to its upper left and “SUID-AFRIKA” written to its upper right. The two phrases are separated by a bullet point at the top of the coin. The year is written at the bottom between two bullet points. Just to the upper left of the date is written in tiny lettering “ALS”.The rim of the coin is a nonagon. To the lower left, a large King protea flower in full bloom, with leaves sprouting out around it and behind it, to the upper left. To the right of this sprig of three leaves is written “20c”, each character slightly lower than the one before it. The rim of the coin is a nonagon.
50 Cents 1991 137 An old South African coat of arms with “SUID-AFRIKA” written to its upper left and “SOUTH AFRICA” written to its upper right. The two phrases are separated by a bullet point at the top of the coin. The year is written at the bottom between two bullet points. Just to the upper left of the date is written in tiny lettering “ALS”.The rim of the coin is a nonagon. A strelitzia flower pointing from left to right, its crest of orange flower petals spread out above it. To the right of this is written “50c”. The zero is diagonally above the five and the “c” is written below the zero. Written in tiny lettering just to the right of the stem of the strelitzia is “CC”. The rim of the coin is a nonagon.
1 Cent 2000-2001 221 The new South African coat of arms. This consists of a shield with a rock painting of two people standing and facing each other, holding hands at shoulder level. Above the shield are two traditional Zulu weapons, the assegaai and the knobkierie, crossed, with the assegaai facing left and the knobkierie facing right. Above where these two weapons cross is a geometric representation of a King protea. Flanking the shield on either side are wheat ears, one on the left and one on the right. Outside of these are two elephant tusks on each side, connected at the bottom by a banner reading “!KE E: /XARRA //KE” (translated from the |Xam language as “Diverse people unite”).With wings outstretched above the tusks on either side (which represent the egg from which the new South African nation hatched) and partially obscured by the protea is a secretary bird, head turned to the left, with feathers streaming out behind its head. Above its head is a seven-pointed crown representing the sun.Above this coat of arms is written the year. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “ISEWULA” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “AFRIKA” (together translated from Ndebele as “South Africa”). At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. Halfway down the center of the coin is written a large “1”, to the lower right of which is written “c”. Behind the top half of the “1” is a small branch stretching horizontally from right to left, with three sprigs hanging down in the left. On this branch are two sparrows, one on either side of the number one, facing each other. Both sparrows’ wings are folded down and the sparrow on the right is looking upwards as though it has just caught sight of something.
2 Cents 2000-2001 222 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “AFURIKA” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “TSHIPEMBE” (together translated from Venda as “South Africa”). At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. A fish eagle swooping down from left to right, wings aloft, with a freshly caught fish in its talons. The ripples where the the eagle snatched the fish from the water are visible below. To the left of the eagle is written “2” and to its left is written “c”.
5 Cents 2000-2001 223 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “AFRIKA-” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “DZONGA” (together translated from Tsonga as “South Africa”). At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. A blue crane standing on a piece of ground slanting down to the left on the right side of the coin, facing left, head reared back slightly and left foot lifted as though about to take a step.It has a long, thin neck, ovoid head and sharp beak, and its long tail hangs down behind it. To the left of its chest is written “5c”.The five is more than twice as big as the “c”. Below the line of the ground to the left is written in tiny lettering “GJR”.
10 Cents 2000-2001 224 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “SOUTH” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “AFRICA”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a nonagon. An arum lily stretches upwards and across the coin. There are three flowers, one to the lower right, an open flower with statem poking out the middle, one to the upper left, also opened with stamen visible, and one unopened bud, completely vertical, stretching up to the top of the coin. Between the two open flowers to the left is a large, flat lily leaf. Below this is written in tiny lettering “RCM”. Above the flower on the right is written “10c”,the zero diagonally above the one, and with the “c” slightly lower than both digits. The rim of the coin is a nonagon.
20 Cents 2000-2001 225 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “AFERIKA” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “BORWA” (together translated from Tswana as “South Africa”). At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. To the lower left, a large King protea flower in full bloom, with leaves sprouting out around it and behind it, to the upper left. To the right of this sprig of three leaves is written “20c”, each character slightly lower than the one before it. The rim of the coin is a nonagon.
50 Cents 2000-2001 226 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “AFRIKA” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “BORWA” (together translated from Sesotho as “South Africa”). At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. A strelitzia flower pointing from left to right, its crest of orange flower petals spread out above it. To the right of this is written “50c”. The zero is diagonally above the five and the “c” is written below the zero. Written in tiny lettering just to the right of the stem of the strelitzia is “CC”. The rim of the coin is a nonagon.
1 Rand 2000-2001 227 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “SUID-” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “AFRIKA” (together translated from Afrikaans as “South Africa”). At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”.The rim of the coin is a rounded square. In the top left-hand corner of the coin is written “1 RAND”, the one being twice as tall as the “rand”. Below this and slightly to the right is a springbok jumping from left to right. Its back legs have just pushed it off the ground and it is airborne with front legs tucked beneath its body. Between the springbok and the grassy ground is written in small lettering “SOLI DEO GLORIA”. Below the grass to the left is written in tiny lettering “LL”.
1 Rand 2000 238
2 Rand 2000-2001 228 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “UMZANTSI” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “AFRIKA” (together translated from Xhosa as “South Africa”). At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”.The rim of the coin is a rounded square. On the left, a greater kudu in three-quarter head-and-shoulder profile, facing left. Its curly horns are pointing upward behind it, and its ears are pricked up as though it has just been startled. To the right of its horns is written in big lettering “2” and below this is written “RAND”.At the bottom of the coin to the right is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a rounded square.
2 Rand 2000 240
5 Rand 2000-2001 229 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “ININGIZIMU” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “AFRIKA” (together translated from Zulu or Swati as “South Africa”). At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”.The rim of the coin is a rounded square. A black wildebeest running across a patch of ground from right to left, its front two hooves on the ground, right one in front of left, and the back two hooves in the air, tail flopping behind them. Its head is lowered with horns pointing to the left, as though it is charging. It has a bristly mane standing up on the back of its neck and a “beard” which stretches down from its chin to between its hind legs. Above it is written “5 RAND”. Below it to the left is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a rounded square.
5 Rand 2000 230 Nelson Mandela in right-facing three-quarter profile. He is smiling and wearing a collared shirt. To his left is written from top to bottom “ININGIZIMU” and to his right is written from bottom to top “AFRIKA” (together translated from Zulu or Swati as “South Africa”). Below him is written “2000”.The rim of the coin is a rounded square. A black wildebeest running across a patch of ground from right to left, its front two hooves on the ground, right one in front of left, and the back two hooves in the air, tail flopping behind them. Its head is lowered with horns pointing to the left, as though it is charging. It has a bristly mane standing up on the back of its neck and a “beard” which stretches down from its chin to between its hind legs. Above it is written “5 RAND”. Below it to the left is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a rounded square.
5 Cents 2002 268 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2002. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “Ningizimu” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Afrika” (together translated from Zulu or Swati as “South Africa”). At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. A blue crane standing on a piece of ground slanting down to the left on the right side of the coin, facing left, head reared back slightly and left foot lifted as though about to take a step.It has a long, thin neck, ovoid head and sharp beak, and its long tail hangs down behind it. To the left of its chest is written “5c”.The five is more than twice as big as the “c”. Below the line of the ground to the left is written in tiny lettering “GJR”.
10 Cents 2002 269 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2002. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “Afrika-” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Dzonga”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a nonagon. An arum lily stretches upwards and across the coin. There are three flowers, one to the lower right, an open flower with statem poking out the middle, one to the upper left, also opened with stamen visible, and one unopened bud, completely vertical, stretching up to the top of the coin. Between the two open flowers to the left is a large, flat lily leaf. Below this is written in tiny lettering “RCM”. Above the flower on the right is written “10c”,the zero diagonally above the one, and with the “c” slightly lower than both digits. The rim of the coin is a nonagon.
20 Cents 2002 270 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2002. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “South” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Africa”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a nonagon. To the lower left, a large King protea flower in full bloom, with leaves sprouting out around it and behind it, to the upper left. To the right of this sprig of three leaves is written “20c”, each character slightly lower than the one before it. The rim of the coin is a nonagon.
50 Cents 2002 271 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2002. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “Aforika” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Borwa”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a nonagon. A strelitzia flower pointing from left to right, its crest of orange flower petals spread out above it. To the right of this is written “50c”. The zero is diagonally above the five and the “c” is written below the zero. Written in tiny lettering just to the right of the stem of the strelitzia is “CC”. The rim of the coin is a nonagon.
50 Cents 2002 287 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2002. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “Aforika” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Borwa”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a nonagon. A soccer player on the left running diagonally from left to right, chasing a ball to his right. He is wearing a traditional summer soccer kit of shirt, shorts, calf-length socks and soccer boots. His left leg is bent back as though he is sprinting, chasing the ball which is just to the right of his knee. His left arm is reaching out and down to the right, and his right arm is bent by his waist to the left. Just behind his left arm begins the inscription “50c”, written in a decending diagonal from left to right. The rim of the coin is a nonagon.
1 Rand 2002 272 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2002. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “Suid-Afrika” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Afrika Borwa”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”.The rim of the coin is a rounded square. In the top left-hand corner of the coin is written “1 RAND”, the one being twice as tall as the “rand”. Below this and slightly to the right is a springbok jumping from left to right. Its back legs have just pushed it off the ground and it is airborne with front legs tucked beneath its body. Between the springbok and the grassy ground is written in small lettering “SOLI DEO GLORIA”. Below the grass to the left is written in tiny lettering “LL”.
1 Rand 2002 275 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2002. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “Suid-Afrika” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Afrika Borwa”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”.The rim of the coin is a rounded square. The earth can be seen to the left, with Africa visible on its surface. Above this is written “1 RAND”. The one is twice is tall as the “rand”. Just below the ND of the rand are two concentric circles. Below this is an arc which stretches across the width of the coin. Below this is written in small lettering along the line of the arc “JOHANNESBURG WORLD SUMMIT”. Below this is written “2002”. The rim of the coin is a rounded square.
2 Rand 2002 273 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2002. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “iNingizimu Afrika” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “uMzantsi Afrika”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”.The rim of the coin is a rounded square. On the left, a greater kudu in three-quarter head-and-shoulder profile, facing left. Its curly horns are pointing upward behind it, and its ears are pricked up as though it has just been startled. To the right of its horns is written in big lettering “2” and below this is written “RAND”.At the bottom of the coin to the right is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a rounded square.
5 Rand 2002 274 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2002. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “Afurika Tshipembe” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “iSewula Afrika”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”.The rim of the coin is a rounded square. A black wildebeest running across a patch of ground from right to left, its front two hooves on the ground, right one in front of left, and the back two hooves in the air, tail flopping behind them. Its head is lowered with horns pointing to the left, as though it is charging. It has a bristly mane standing up on the back of its neck and a “beard” which stretches down from its chin to between its hind legs. Above it is written “5 RAND”. Below it to the left is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a rounded square.
5 Cents 2003 324 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2003. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “Afrika-” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Dzonga”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. A blue crane standing on a piece of ground slanting down to the left on the right side of the coin, facing left, head reared back slightly and left foot lifted as though about to take a step.It has a long, thin neck, ovoid head and sharp beak, and its long tail hangs down behind it. To the left of its chest is written “5c”.The five is more than twice as big as the “c”. Below the line of the ground to the left is written in tiny lettering “GJR”.
10 Cents 2003 347 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2003. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “South” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Africa”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a nonagon. An arum lily stretches upwards and across the coin. There are three flowers, one to the lower right, an open flower with statem poking out the middle, one to the upper left, also opened with stamen visible, and one unopened bud, completely vertical, stretching up to the top of the coin. Between the two open flowers to the left is a large, flat lily leaf. Below this is written in tiny lettering “RCM”. Above the flower on the right is written “10c”,the zero diagonally above the one, and with the “c” slightly lower than both digits. The rim of the coin is a nonagon.
20 Cents 2003 327 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2003. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “Aforika” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Borwa”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a nonagon. To the lower left, a large King protea flower in full bloom, with leaves sprouting out around it and behind it, to the upper left. To the right of this sprig of three leaves is written “20c”, each character slightly lower than the one before it. The rim of the coin is a nonagon.
50 Cents 2003 329 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2003. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “Aforika” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Borwa”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a nonagon. A fielder jumping from right to left to catch a cricket ball. He is wearing a striped jumper and reaching for the ball with his right hand. Below his is a smashed wicket. Just below this is written “50c”. Starting to the left of this is an arc of three think lines which curve upwards behind the wicket and the fielder. The rim of the coin is a nonagon.
50 Cents 2003 330 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2003. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “Afrika” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Borwa”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a nonagon. A strelitzia flower pointing from left to right, its crest of orange flower petals spread out above it. To the right of this is written “50c”. The zero is diagonally above the five and the “c” is written below the zero. Written in tiny lettering just to the right of the stem of the strelitzia is “CC”. The rim of the coin is a nonagon.
1 Rand 2003 332 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2003. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “uMzantsi Afrika” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Suid-Afrika”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”.The rim of the coin is a rounded square. In the top left-hand corner of the coin is written “1 RAND”, the one being twice as tall as the “rand”. Below this and slightly to the right is a springbok jumping from left to right. Its back legs have just pushed it off the ground and it is airborne with front legs tucked beneath its body. Between the springbok and the grassy ground is written in small lettering “SOLI DEO GLORIA”. Below the grass to the left is written in tiny lettering “LL”.
2 Rand 2003 335 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2003. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “iNingizimu Afrika” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “iSewula Afrika”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”.The rim of the coin is a rounded square. On the left, a greater kudu in three-quarter head-and-shoulder profile, facing left. Its curly horns are pointing upward behind it, and its ears are pricked up as though it has just been startled. To the right of its horns is written in big lettering “2” and below this is written “RAND”.At the bottom of the coin to the right is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a rounded square.
5 Rand 2003 337 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2003. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “Afurika Tshipembe” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Ningizimu Afrika” . At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”.The rim of the coin is a rounded square. A black wildebeest running across a patch of ground from right to left, its front two hooves on the ground, right one in front of left, and the back two hooves in the air, tail flopping behind them. Its head is lowered with horns pointing to the left, as though it is charging. It has a bristly mane standing up on the back of its neck and a “beard” which stretches down from its chin to between its hind legs. Above it is written “5 RAND”. Below it to the left is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a rounded square.
50 Cents 2003 276 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2003. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “Afrika” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Borwa”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a nonagon. A fielder jumping from right to left to catch a cricket ball. He is wearing a striped jumper and reaching for the ball with his right hand. Below his is a smashed wicket. Just below this is written “50c”. Starting to the left of this is an arc of three think lines which curve upwards behind the wicket and the fielder. The rim of the coin is a nonagon.
5 Cents 2004 325 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2004. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “South” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Africa”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. A blue crane standing on a piece of ground slanting down to the left on the right side of the coin, facing left, head reared back slightly and left foot lifted as though about to take a step.It has a long, thin neck, ovoid head and sharp beak, and its long tail hangs down behind it. To the left of its chest is written “5c”.The five is more than twice as big as the “c”. Below the line of the ground to the left is written in tiny lettering “GJR”.
10 Cents 2004 326 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2004. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “Aforika” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Borwa”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a nonagon. An arum lily stretches upwards and across the coin. There are three flowers, one to the lower right, an open flower with statem poking out the middle, one to the upper left, also opened with stamen visible, and one unopened bud, completely vertical, stretching up to the top of the coin. Between the two open flowers to the left is a large, flat lily leaf. Below this is written in tiny lettering “RCM”. Above the flower on the right is written “10c”,the zero diagonally above the one, and with the “c” slightly lower than both digits. The rim of the coin is a nonagon.
20 Cents 2004 328 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2004. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “Afrika” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Borwa”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a nonagon. To the lower left, a large King protea flower in full bloom, with leaves sprouting out around it and behind it, to the upper left. To the right of this sprig of three leaves is written “20c”, each character slightly lower than the one before it. The rim of the coin is a nonagon.
50 Cents 2004 331 The new South African coat of arms.Above this coat of arms is written the year, 2004. To the left of the coat of arms is written from top to bottom “Suid-” and to the right of the coat of the arms is written from bottom to top “Afrika”. At the bottom of the coin is written in tiny lettering “ALS”. The rim of the coin is a nonagon. A strelitzia flower pointing from left to right, its crest of orange flower petals spread out above it. To the right of this is written “50c”. The zero is diagonally above the five and the “c” is written below the zero. Written in tiny lettering just to the right of the stem of the strelitzia is “CC”. The rim of the coin is a nonagon.

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