R2, South Africa, 1992, Nickel-plated Copper
R2, South Africa, 1992, Nickel-plated Copper. Part of the Third Decimal Series, the Two Rand circulating coin was introduced in 1989.
R2, Two Rand, 2 ZAR, 2 Rand
Nickel-plated Copper (Grey)
Last issue of series
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").
SOUTH AFRICA (Right)
Features the Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros), known as the “King of the Antelope” because of its magnificent horns.
2 RAND (Right)
ALS (initials, to the right)
Milled interrupted, in five sections(no edge inscription)
- Nickel Plated Copper
- Animal - Kudu