R2, South Africa, 2005, Nickel-plated Copper reverse

    R2, South Africa, 2005, Nickel-plated Copper

    R2, South Africa, 2005, Nickel-plated Copper. Part of the Third Decimal Series, the Two Rand circulating coin was introduced in 1989.

     

    Coin Specifications:

    Country

    South Africa

    Year

    2005

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

    Lettering:

    Ningizimu Afrik (Left)

    2005(top)

    Afurika Tshipembe(Rigth)

    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

    2005

    13,501,944 (13.5 million)

    1,944 (UNC)

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

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