R2, South Africa, 1993, Nickel-plated Copper obverse
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R2, South Africa, 1993, Nickel-plated Copper

R2, South Africa, 1993, 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

1993

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

Coat of Arms features a shield quartered, each quarter a symbol of one of the four provinces of South Africa. An ox wagon represents Transvaal Province, a woman with an anchor represents Cape Province, two wildebeests represent Natal Province and an orange tree represents the Orange Free State Province. The crest of the arms features a lion holding four bound sticks. The supporters are a springbok and a gemsbok. Below the arms, the Latin motto, EX UNITATE VIRES (translated at first as "Union Is Strength", but from 1961 translated as "Unity Is Strength").

Lettering:

SUID-AFRIKA(left)

SOUTH AFRICA(Right)

1993(bottom)

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

1993

110,692

10,902 (UNC)

 7,790 (Proof)

Material
Nickel Plated Copper
Denomination
R2
Shape
Round
Time
1900s
Object
Animal - Kudu