Country:

South Africa

Series:

1961~1994 - First Republic - Circulation

Catalog codes:

World Coins km109

Themes:4th President B. J. "John" Vorster - Afrikaans

Advocates | Animals (Fauna) | Birds | Heads of State | Statesmen

Issued on:

1982

Last issue date:

1982

Distribution:

Standard Circulation

Mints:

South African Mint, 103 Visagie Street in Pretoria (1941~1988)

Composition:

Bronze

Edge:

Reeded/grained

Orientation:

Medal alignmentO

Shape:

Circular

Rim:

Raised. Not decorated. Both sides

Weight:

3 grams

Diameter:

19.05 mm

Face value:

1 c - South African cent

Known mintage:

145,966,000

Composition Details:

90-70% Copper, 10-30% Tin

Related items:

Coin: Various Rand (Mint set 1982 - 4th President B. J. "John" Vorster) (South Africa)

Description:

Front: Two sparrows (Passeridae) on a tree branch
below (value) 1ᶜ (cent)
designer: (below lower sparrow) T.S. (artist, Tommy Sasseen)
legend: none
Back: head 4th President Balthazar Johannes Vorster (front-right)
term: 10 October 1978 – 4 June 1979
8th Prime Minister: 13 September 1966 – 2 October 1978
* Balthazar Johannes Vorster, 13 December 1915, Uitenhage, Cape Province
Tini Vorster ( , 3 children)
† 10 September 1983 (aged 67) Cape Town, South Africa
designer: (below truncation) LDL (artist, Lourens de Lange)
legend: (left, state name in Afrikaans) SUID - AFRIKA
(right, state name in English) SOUTH AFRICA
(lower-left/right, spacers/diamonds)

(bottom, year) 1982
Edge: G - grained, type: bars
Note: Similar to ½ Cent, km108

Formerly known as: y124