• 1/2 Cent 1961-1964, KM# 56, South Africa
  • 1/2 Cent 1961-1964, KM# 56, South Africa
Obverse

Depicts a portrait of Jan van Riebeeck surrounded by the national motto in Afrikaans and English.

Johan Anthoniszoon "Jan" van Riebeeck (1619–1677) was a Dutch navigator and colonial administrator who founded Cape Town in what then became the Dutch Cape Colony of the Dutch East India Company.

Engraver: Willie Myburg

* EENDRAG MAAK MAG * UNITY IS STRENGTH
W.M.

Reverse

Depicts a pair of Cape Sparrows perched on acacia branch, date above and denomination below, legend in English and Afrikaans.

The Cape sparrow or mossie (Passer melanurus) is a bird of the sparrow family Passeridae found in southern Africa. A medium-sized sparrow at 14–16 centimetres (5.5–6.3 in), it has distinctive plumage including large pale head stripes. Both sexes are mostly coloured grey, brown, and chestnut, and the male has some black and white markings on its head and neck. It inhabits semi-arid savannah, cultivated areas, and towns, and ranges from the central coast of Angola to eastern South Africa and Swaziland.

Engraver: George Edward Kruger Gray

SUID-AFRIKA·1964·SOUTH AFRICA
KG
* 1/2C. *

Edge

1/2 Cent

KM# 56 Hern# R1-4
Characteristics
Material Brass
Weight 5.6 g
Diameter 25.6 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Alt # Hern# R1, Hern# R2, Hern# R3, Hern# R4
Mint
Pretoria Mint, South Africa (SA)

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