RSA (Pre-1994): Witwatersrand University Diamond Jubilee

RSA (Pre-1994): Witwatersrand University Diamond JubileeRSA (Pre-1994): Witwatersrand University Diamond Jubilee
Form: Circular. Roughened finish.
By: Gert Richards (obv) & Tommy Sasseen (rev) / South African Mint
Date: 1982
Ref:  Laidlaw: 1078;
38.0 mmBronze22.7 mm$10

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Coat of arms of the University flanked by geometrical ornaments. Signed: "GJR" lower left. Below: "1922-1982".

Reverse: View of the Great Hall of the University. Signed: "TS" below left. Legend: "TOMORROW BEGINS AT WITS TODAY".

Notes: Comes in a rectangular fitted blue cardboard box. In gold letters: "SAM" on the outside of the lid.

The university is one of the leading institutions of tertiary education in South Africa, best known for engineering, particular mining. It was founded in Kimberley in 1896 as the South African School of Mines. In 1904 the school was moved to Johannesburg and renamed the Transvaal Technical Institute. After further name changes and structural adaptions it became the University of the Witwatersrand on 1 March 1922.