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The current theme, ‘South African inventions’, was launched in 2016, the dolos being the first invention to be featured.

The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the first successful human-to-human heart transplant, performed by a team of around 30 surgeons – led by Dr Christiaan Neethling Barnard – in the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town on 3 December 1967.


The reverse of the 2½c tickey shows a human heart, the denomination, and ‘CNB’, while the obverse features the words ‘South Africa’, ‘2017’, and a King Protea.


The Tickey obverse features the words ‘South Africa’, the year ‘2017’ and a King Protea.

2017 2½C Sterling-Silver Tickey

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