Five Rand, South Africa, 2019, Bimetal, Reverse
    • Five Rand, South Africa, 2019, Bimetal, Reverse
    • Five Rand, South Africa, 2019, Bimetal, Obverse

    Five Rand, South Africa, 2019, Bimetal 25 Years of Constitutional Democracy

    The South African Mint, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) today released a new R5 coin with the theme ‘Let us live and strive for freedom‘, the last coin in the range of SA25 commemorative circulation coins. 

     

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    South African Reserve Bank (SARB) released a new R5 coin with the theme ‘Let us live and strive for freedom‘, the last coin in the range of SA25 commemorative circulation coins. 

    Release Date: August 2019

    Having been governed by an apartheid regime that promoted white supremacy for social, political and economic gain; extreme racial segregation and discrimination; and the repression of the black majority, South Africans now have the privilege of celebrating 25 years of a constitutional democracy where one of the predominant themes is to live and strive for freedom. Lady Skollie’s design of the R5 circulation coin shows masses placing their votes for a nation void of discrimination, where all peoples are equal. Having such a monumental effect on our history in its condemnation of this much-maligned system, the words “to live and strive for freedom” ring true and were included in the South African national anthem.

    Coin Specifications

    Country

    South Africa

    Year

    2019(1994-2019)

    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

    Shape

    Round

    Last issue of series

    -

    Obverse

    New Coat of Arms of South Africa

    Lettering:

    2019(top)

    the words ‘South Africa’ written as ‘Afrika Borwa’ (Sepedi or Sesotho) and ‘Aforika Borwa’ (Setswana).

    Reverse

    The coin features a line of people standing in a queue waiting to cast their vote inspired by the country’s first democratic elections with words ‘Let us live and strive for freedom’. The line originates from the fourth stanza of South Africa’s national anthem.

    Lettering:

    R5

    Let us live and strive for freedom 1994-2019

    Edge

    Reeded, SARB inside the groove

    Security edge with lettering

    Lettering: SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5

     

    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

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