R2, South Africa, 2019, Nickel-Plated Copper - Freedom of Religion, Belief and Opinion reverse
    R2, South Africa, 2019, Nickel-Plated Copper - Freedom of Religion, Belief and Opinion obverse
    R2, South Africa, 2019, Nickel-Plated Copper - Freedom of Religion, Belief and Opinion reverse
    R2, South Africa, 2019, Nickel-Plated Copper - Freedom of Religion, Belief and Opinion obverse

    R2, South Africa, 2019, Nickel-plated Copper - Freedom of Religion, Belief and Opinion

    R2, South Africa, 2019, Nickel-Plated Copper - Freedom of Religion, Belief and Opinion. 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.

     

    The right to choose, change or practice one’s beliefs and opinions in South Africa, is extraordinary liberty worth celebrating. Detailed in Section 15(1) of the Bill of Rights, South African citizens have the freedom to have and follow any belief system or religion they choose and to manifest that belief by way of practice, teaching or worship. Peter Mammes successfully depicted this in his design of this R2 circulation coin by using raised hands – the sign language for religion. The hands-on their own do not convey gender, colour, age or any information that might exclude any group; rather, they convey a sense of unity and freedom, speaking universally to everyone across every creed and religion.

    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 August 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

    Paul Botes (PB)

    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 Religion, Belief and Opinion, and features four raised hands making different gestures.

    Artist Peter Mammes who designed this coin said he wanted to depict people, ethnicity, and religion without being specific. The hands-on their own do not convey gender, colour, age or any information that might exclude any group amongst the population of South Africa so they convey a sense of unity, freedom, and virtue-like swearing an oath in court or praying.

    Lettering:

    2 RAND (Right)

    freedom of movement and residence 1994 · 2019

    PB(Initials)

    Edge

    Milled (no edge inscription)

     

    Mintage

    Proof Mintage

    2019

    100,000

    887 (max 2,475)

    Material
    Nickel Plated Copper
    Denomination
    R2
    Shape
    Round
    Time
    2000s

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