South African rand
South Africa uses the Rand as currency (1 dollar US ≈ 8.2 Rand). It was introduced on 14 February 1961, the same year the Republic of South Africa was formed. The Rand was created as a move away from the colonial denominations of pounds, shillings and pence.
Banknotes of south africa
Banknotes of south africa The first series of rand banknotes was introduced in 1961 in denominations of 1, 2, 10 and 20 rand, with similar designs and colours to the preceding pound notes to ease the transition. They bore the image of Jan van Riebeeck, the first V.O.C. administrator of Cape Town. Like the last pound notes, they came in two variants, one with English written first and the other with Afrikaans written first. This practice was continued in the 1966 series which included the…