R2, South Africa, 2015, Nickel-plated Copper obverse
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R2, South Africa, 2015, Nickel-plated Copper

R2, South Africa, 2015, Nickel-plated Copper. Part of the Third Decimal Series, the Two Rand circulating coin was introduced in 1989.

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Coin Specifications:

Country

South Africa

Year

2015

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

Arthur Sutherland(ALS)

Shape

Round

Last issue of series

Obverse

The Coat of Arms is a series of elements organised in distinct symmetric egg-like or oval shapes placed on top of one another. The completed structure combines the lower and higher oval shape in a symbol of infinity. The path that connects the lower edge of the scroll, through the lines of the tusks, with the horizon above and the sun rising at the top, forms the shape of the cosmic egg from which the secretary bird rises. In the symbolic sense, this is the implied rebirth of the spirit of the great and heroic nation of South Africa.

 

The motto in the semicircle around below, ǃKE E꞉ ǀXARRA ǁKE, is written in the Khoisan language of the ǀXam people and translates literally to "diverse people unite".

Lettering:

iSewula Afrika(left, country name in Ndebele)

2015(top)

iNingizimu Afrika(right, country name in Zulu)

ALS (initials)

Reverse

Features the Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), known as the “King of the Antelope” because of its magnificent horns.

Lettering:

2 RAND (Right)

ALS (initials, to the right)

Edge

Milled interrupted, in five sections(no edge inscription)

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

2015

unknown

10,000(UNC)

3,000(Proof)

Material
Nickel Plated Copper
Denomination
R2
Shape
Round
Time
2000s
Object
Animal - Kudu