2005 Mapungubwe(R2, 1/4 oz, 24 ct gold) - R2 Gold Coin -Mapungubwe, World Heritage Site, 2005 - 1
    • 2005 Mapungubwe(R2, 1/4 oz, 24 ct gold) - R2 Gold Coin -Mapungubwe, World Heritage Site, 2005 - 1

    2005 Mapungubwe(R2, 1/4 oz, 24 ct gold)

    R2 Gold Coin -Mapungubwe, World Heritage Site, 2005

     

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    Description

    Mapungubwe is situated in the Northern Province on the border of South Africa, joining Zimbabwe and Botswana. It is an open, expansive savannah landscape at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers. Mapungubwe developed into the largest kingdom in the subcontinent before it was abandoned in the 14th century. Mapungubwe was home to an advanced culture of people who thrived in this sophisticated trading centre from around 1200 - 1300 AD. These highly sophisticated people traded gold and ivory with China, India and Egypt. The region had a population of more than 5 000 inhabitants.

    The archeological findings in this area, not only proves the evidence of early gold smelting in southern Africa, but also of extensive wealth and social differentiation of the peoples of Mapungubwe.

     

    Coin Specifications

    Country

    South Africa

    Year

    2005

    Value

    Gold Two Rand, 1/4th Oz Fine

    Metal

    Gold .999 (24 Carat Gold)

    Weight

    7.777gm(1/4 oz fine)

    Diameter

    22.00mm

    Thickness

    1.3mm

    Obverse Design

    Arthur Sutherland(ALS)

    Under Coat of arms - left hand side

    Reverse Design

    MJ Scheepers(MJS)

    right hand side above rhino head

    Shape

    Round

    Obverse

    COA of South Africa

    Lettering:

    SOUTH AFRICA

    2005

    Reverse

    Mapungubwe Rhino and beads

    Lettering:

    R2

    Edge

    Reeded

    Mintage

     

    Mintage

    Proof Mintage

    2005

    1,291

    1,291

      

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