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Guide to Selling Your South African Silver Coins

Do you have old South African silver coins that you have inherited or collection that you wish sell? Hopefully this guide will help you with the daunting task most people face when sorting their coins. I only buy silver coins, no copper or bronze. When selling your South African silver coins, the dates are very important. All the dates, pictures and prices paid are listed on the South African coin price list page HERE

How can I tell which coins are silver?

South African silver coins fall into 3 categories:

ZAR Coins1892-1902

3 pence – 6d – 1 shilling – 2 shillings – 2 ½ shilling – 5 shilling


UNION Coins1923-1960

These coins vary in silver content. Coins minted 1923-1950 will have a higher value than coins minted 1951-1960.
3d (tickey) only the 1931 3d has high value. 6d – 1 shilling – 2 shilling – 2 ½ shilling – 5 shilling


RAND Coins1961-1964

5 cents – 10 cents – 20 cents – 50 cents
5 CENTS - 1961 - 1964
10 CENTS - 1961 - 1964
20 CENTS - 1961 - 1964
50 CENTS - 1961 - 1964
South African Silver Rand Coins - 1961 - 1964


NB: (All the above coins minted from 1965 onward have no silver value, they are made from nickel.)

R1 coins dated 1965-1976.

From 1970-1976 - R1- coins only issued in collectors sets and are worth bullion value.
An easy way to check if your R1 coins are silver is by using a magnet, a fridge magnet will do. If the R1 coins stick to the magnet it is not silver and only worth face value.
I will also buy the silver commemorative series.


How do I sell my Coins?

After you have sorted your coins into the 3 different categories you can check the prices paid on the price list pages here:
If you are happy with the prices paid and still interested in selling your coins please contact me by email. I am based in Gordon’s Bay but will collect in the Cape Town and Helderberg area. Please let me know if you need any more info.
Whatsapp: 083 5910 102
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The database on this site is currently being updated daily. Should you have a coin not yet listed on this site, please contact TheSilverSpot for current price paid. Info: Country - Denomination - Year