CIRCULATION COINS
SOUTH AFRICAN COINS


In1989 the South African Mint proposed a new coin series for South Africa and recommended a complete change to electroplated coins as a solution to the escalating costs of materials and manufacturing and theincreasing risk of falsification.

The new series was divided into three different groups:

              Red Series

   1c - Cape Sparrow
   2c - Fish Eagle
   5c - Blue Crane
   Steel core plated with a composition of copper.

              Yellow Series   10c - Arum Lily
   20c -
Protea
   50c -
Strelitzia
   Steel core plated with copper (88%) and tin.
              White Series   R5 - Wildebeest
   R2 - Kudu
   R1 - Springbok
   Copper core plated with nickel

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