2011 Protea Series, R1 Silver - JM Coetzee
2011 PROTEA R1 Silver UNC, Prof. John Maxwell Coetzee(JM Coetzee), Nobel Laureate in Literature
The 2011 Protea Coin Series depicts the 2003 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Prof. JM Coetzee.
He is one of two South African writers to have won this admired prize. Members of the Swedish Academy said he was a writer that would continue to be discussed and analyzed for a long time.
Coetzee’s novels are generally categorized as postcolonial, addressing the issues resulting from
colonialism and the apartheid system. His novels are characterized by well-crafted composition and analytical brilliance but also ruthless criticisms due to his intellectual honesty.
Coetzee has gained many award throughout his career including the Booker Prize, twice – the first person to have achieved this feat.
At 71 years of age, his critical and intellectual honesty continues to drive him as he now fights for the rights of animals. The R25 Protea coin features two relief portraits of J.M. Coetzee as if he is looking into a mirror. Because of his intellectual honesty, J.M. Coetzee’s works are characterized by brilliant analytical and ruthless criticisms which are portrayed through his characters.
The R1 silver Protea coin depicts a younger J.M. Coetzee at the time of his being awarded the Booker Prize in 1984.
Protea Coin Specifications
|Metal Content||Ag 925, Au 75|
|Reverse Artist||N van Niekerk|
|Obverse Die-Sinker||AL Sutherland|
|Obverse Artist||AL Sutherland|
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