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Five Rand, South Africa, 2017, Bimetal, Commemorative

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The South African mint introduced a special edition R5 coin which honours the life and legacy of Oliver Reginal Tambo

The R5 coin, worth its face value, entered circulation on the 1 of October 2017 in South Africa.

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In 2017, the South African Mint introduced the theme of ‘Celebrating South Africa’. Fittingly, the same year marks the centenary of the birth, on 27 October 1917, of Oliver Reginald Tambo.

The South African Mint will continue to immortalise the country’s iconic figures; it has chosen to depict the events in the history of South Africa that demolished the notion of apartheid and championed unity.


The elements of the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo feature prominently on the new R5 circulation coin, resoundingly acknowledging OR Tambo’s contribution to the struggle for equality and inclusiveness.

The reverse of the coin features a neck badge and walking stick. The obverse depicts the national coat of arms, year of issue ‘2017’, and ‘South Africa’ written in both English and Xitsonga.

The obverse depicts the national coat of arms, year of issue ‘2017’, and ‘South Africa’ written in both English and Xitsonga.

Coin Specifications

Country

South Africa

Year

2017(1994-2017)

Value

R5, Five Rand, 5 ZAR, 5 Rand

Metal

Bimetal

Weight

9.5gm (Bimetal)

Diameter

26.00mm(Bimetal)

Thickness

3.00mm(Bimetal)

Obverse Design

Arthur Sutherland(ALS)

Reverse Design

CM

Shape

Round

Last issue of series

-

Obverse

New Coat of Arms of South Africa

Lettering:

2017(top)

SOUTH AFRICA(Left)

Afrika-Dzonga(Right)

Reverse

Features a neck badge and walking stick

Lettering:

R5

O.R. TAMBO

1917-2017

ORDER OF THE COMPANIONS OF O.R.TAMBO

Edge

Reeded, SARB inside groove

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

1994

10M Presidential Inauguration

10,000  Presidential Inauguration

1994

45M

5,804

1995

41M

5,816

1996

15M

4,827

1996

?(Mint Mark)

?(Mint Mark)

1997

1.28M

3,596

1998

1.152M

3,051

1998

314(Mint Mark)

-(Mint Mark)

1999

8.8M

3,774

1999

1009(Mint Mark)

-(Mint Mark)

2000

1m

3,703

2000

6.2M Bimetal

40,000 Bimetal

2000

672(Mint Mark)

-(Mint Mark)

2001

2M

3,678

2001

779 (mint mark)

 

2002

?M

3,250

2002

106(mint mark)

-

2003

?

2,909

2004

?

1,935

2004

3,243(mint mark)

-

2005

?

1,944

2005

997(mint mark)

-

2006

?

1,637

2006

997(mint mark)

-

2007

?

1,280

2007

2,354(mint mark)

-

2008

?

?

2008

?(mint mark)

?

2008

?(90th Birthday Mandela)

?(90th Birthday Mandela)

2008

?(90th Birthday Mandela)

?(90th Birthday Mandela)

2009

11,178M

757

2010

8,064M

?

2011

10,500

10,500

2012

 ?

 2013

?

 2014

 ?

 ?

 2015

?

?

 2016

 ?

2017

?

?

2018??

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Five Rand, South Africa, 2017, Bimetal, Commemorative

Five Rand, South Africa, 2017, Bimetal, Commemorative

The South African mint introduced a special edition R5 coin which honours the life and legacy of Oliver Reginal Tambo

The R5 coin, worth its face value, entered circulation on the 1 of October 2017 in South Africa.