2008 Mandela 90th Birthday PCGS Graded Coin 5R
- South Africa-is the southernmost country in Africa.
- Currency: South African Rand
- Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela-President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
- Born:18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013-death
- country’s first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representativedemocratic election.
- fought against racism
- there are several different types of Mandela coins.
- The biggest differential between them is the time in which they were released to the public.
- this released on-18 July 2008-on the occasion of 90th birthday
- This coin was released as a way to show respect to Mandela when he retired as State President.
- In the early days, these coins weren’t worth a whole lot, This has changed significantly after President’s death
- now is extremely rare among Mandela coins
|· Country||· South Africa|
|· Type||· Circulating commemorative coin|
|· Year||· 2008|
|· Metal||· Bi-Metallic Brass center in Copper-nickel ring|
|· Weight||· 9.4 g|
|· Diameter||· 26.0 mm|
|· Thickness||· 3.0 mm|
|· Shape||· Round|
|· Orientation||· Medal alignment|
- Coat of Arms of Republic of South Africa
Afrika Borwa-(southern sotho language)
2 important official language
- Engraver:Arthur Sutherland
- Nelson Mandela Bust
Engraver: Natanya van Niekerk
- Security edge with the initials of the South Africa Reserve Bank and the facial value repeated 10 times.
- Lettering:SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5