R2, South Africa, 2019, Nickel-Plated Copper - Freedom of Movement and Residence reverse
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R2, South Africa, 2019, Nickel-plated Copper - Freedom of Movement and Residence

R2, South Africa, 2019, Nickel-Plated Copper - Freedom of Movement and Residence. Republic of South Africa(RSA) Series. This coin was issued as part of the SA25 coin series celebrating 25 years of democracy in South Africa.

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The freedom to move around as one pleases within our country and abroad is perhaps one of the most significant rights South Africans have access to. The dark history of the apartheid era, which restricted the movement of black people and enforced segregation of residential dwellings, has been replaced by the right to freely travel, live and work where one chooses. Citing this as his most significant and challenging work as an artist, Rasty Knayles endeavoured to illustrate how free we are to explore our beautiful country. The emblems on this coin all portray the freedom 25 years of constitutional democracy has given us access to.

This is one of five different commemorative Two Rand coins issued in 2019 with reverse designs based on some of the fundamental human rights enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, namely Children’s Rights, Right to Education, Environmental Rights, Freedom of Movement and Residence, and Freedom of Religion, Belief and Opinion.

 Coin Specifications:

Country

South Africa

Year

2019 (released in July 2019)

Value

R2, Two Rand, 2 ZAR, 2 Rand

Metal

Nickel-plated Copper (Grey)

Weight

5.50gm

Diameter

23,0mm 

Thickness

1.750mm

Obverse Design

Arthur Sutherland(ALS)

Reverse Design

MJ Scheepers(MJS)

Shape

Round

Last issue of series

Obverse

New Coat of Arms of South Africa

Lettering:

South Africa(left)

2019(top)

Afrika-Dzonga(right)
The motto in the semicircle below, ǃKE E꞉ ǀXARRA ǁKE (written in the Khoisan language of the ǀXam people and translates literally to "diverse people unite")

ALS (initials)

Reverse

Represents Freedom of Movement and Residence, and features a plane, a bird holding a key, and a minibus taxi.

 

Local graffiti artist Rasty Knayles who designed this coin likened freedom to a bird, a complete embodiment of being free to move around and reside anywhere in the country. The weaver bird is a reflection of an average South African, hard-working, cheerful and respectful to fellow beings. The key symbolises a passport, a prized document which guarantees any person holding it, free and through access across borders and return home and above all serve as an infallible South African identify. The minibus taxi used by millions of South Africans and the passenger plane highlight economic activity as well as movement.

Lettering:

2 RAND (Right)

freedom of movement and residence 1994 · 2019

MJS(Initials)

Edge

Milled (no edge inscription)

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

2019

100,000

887 (max 2,475)

Material
Nickel
Denomination
R2
Shape
Round
Time
2000s
Object
Bird
Transport(Wagon, Train, Bike, Car, Truck, etc)