All banknotes issued by the SARB remain legal tender and retain their respective face value, irrespective of the issue date. Members of the public will receive the face value for their old series banknotes if they are exchanged at the South African Reserve Bank Head Office in Pretoria or by effecting a deposit at a commercial bank branch where they hold an account. Below is a list of commercial bank branches. Commercial bank branches.
Browser Update Recommended. Home What we do Banknotes and coin History of banknotes and coin. Evolution of money South African currency has evolved from the early days where bartering with items of value was the prevalent form of trading. History of coins in South Africa South Africa has a rich history of currency usage, formalised with the introduction of coin in the region in Decimals — Coin system used in South Africa First decimal coin series — In , when the Republic of South Africa was proclaimed, the country formally adopted a decimal system, with coins being converted to their decimal equivalent resulting in the one pound becoming a two rand coin, the one shilling a ten cent coin and the three pence a two-and-a-half cent coin.
This system remained in place until Second decimal coin series — In , the two-and-a-half cent coin was replaced with the two cent coin. In , the image of Jan van Riebeeck was replaced with the coat of arms. In the late s, a committee was appointed to investigate the desirability of issuing a new series of banknotes and coin series for South Africa. This was due to the increase in the price of copper and nickel which resulted in the actual value and cost of producing newly minted coins exceeding the face value.
The new series of coins would be manufactured locally. In keeping with international standards, the new coins would be smaller and lighter. The government approved the design of a new series of coins that would be cheaper to manufacture and easier to handle. Third decimal coin series —today South Africa has six coin denominations in circulation, namely, the 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2 and the R5.
These coins have different sizes. The 10c is the smallest at 16mm and the R5 is the largest at 26mm. An important consideration in having the different sizes and rim finishes was that visually impaired people could identify the particular denomination with their fingers when transacting.
Circulation coins are made of metal or alloy. These coins are used in everyday transactions, circulating alongside banknotes. Various ridges, rims, serrations and different metals on the coins are incorporated as part of the security features. Machines such as vending machines are programmed with software and sensors to recognise these circulation coins and to accept them accordingly.
Electroplated coins were introduced in as a solution to the escalating costs of materials and manufacturing and the increasing risk of falsification. A bi-metal R5 coin was launched in to replace the R5 nickel coin. The third decimal coin series is divided into the following three groups:. Coin denominations. The Black Wildebeest was also depicted on the 2c reverse from to It was again depicted on the 50c from From to , the Springbok appeared on the R1 nickel coins and from to date, on the smaller R1 in the 3rd series.
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