I bought some old South African coins a while ago, but I could not resist this 1983 set when I saw them on eBay (only $12).
These were the ones I grew up with, were my pocket money, and I will never forget the images on them. In my first year in school a boy called Leon gave me a 20c coin out of the blue as a gift (to ‘buy’ my friendship?). My mom was shocked, of course, that I had accepted it, and I had to promptly return the coin to Leon. No can do, I had to tell him.
|1 cent||19.0 mm||3.0 g||Bronze||Sparrows|
|2 cents||22.4 mm||4.0 g||Bronze||Black Wildebeest|
|5 cents||17.3 mm||2.5 g||Nickel||Blue Crane|
|10 cents||20.7 mm||4.0 g||Nickel||Aloe Plant|
|20 cents||24.2 mm||6.0 g||Nickel||King Protea (Cynaroides)|
|50 cents||27.8 mm||9.5 g||Nickel||White Arum Lily, African Lily & Strelitzia|
|1 Rand (100 c)||31.0 mm||12.0 g||Nickel||Springbok|