I couldn’t resist these South African brass coins when I saw them on eBay, and so I bought them and found them in my mailbox on Thursday night. I had them in my pocket as a young boy. I remember the 1/2 cent coin with the two sparrows particularly well. The 1 cent coin with the ossewa (ox wagon) was not as common. These particular coins were not minted for long : only from 1961 to 1964, when they were replaced with a new series of coins.