R2, South Africa, 1992, Nickel-plated Copper obverse
    R2, South Africa, 1992, Nickel-plated Copper reverse
    R2, South Africa, 1992, Nickel-plated Copper obverse
    R2, South Africa, 1992, Nickel-plated Copper reverse

    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.

     

    Coin Specifications:

    Country

    South Africa

    Year

    1992

    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)

    1992(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

    1992

    Material
    Nickel Plated Copper
    Denomination
    R100
    Shape
    Round
    Time
    1900s
    Object
    Animal - Kudu

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