Five Rand, South Africa, 2019, Bimetal, Reverse
Five Rand, South Africa, 2019, Bimetal, Obverse
Five Rand, South Africa, 2019, Bimetal, Reverse
Five Rand, South Africa, 2019, Bimetal, Obverse

Five Rand, South Africa, 2019, Bimetal 25 Years of Constitutional Democracy

The South African Mint, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) today released a new R5 coin with the theme ‘Let us live and strive for freedom‘, the last coin in the range of SA25 commemorative circulation coins. 

 

South African Reserve Bank (SARB) released a new R5 coin with the theme ‘Let us live and strive for freedom‘, the last coin in the range of SA25 commemorative circulation coins. 

Release Date: August 2019

Having been governed by an apartheid regime that promoted white supremacy for social, political and economic gain; extreme racial segregation and discrimination; and the repression of the black majority, South Africans now have the privilege of celebrating 25 years of a constitutional democracy where one of the predominant themes is to live and strive for freedom. Lady Skollie’s design of the R5 circulation coin shows masses placing their votes for a nation void of discrimination, where all peoples are equal. Having such a monumental effect on our history in its condemnation of this much-maligned system, the words “to live and strive for freedom” ring true and were included in the South African national anthem.

Coin Specifications

Country

South Africa

Year

2019(1994-2019)

Value

R5, Five Rand, 5 ZAR, 5 Rand

Metal

Bimetal

Weight

9.5gm (Bimetal)

Diameter

26.00mm(Bimetal)

Thickness

3.00mm(Bimetal)

Obverse Design

Arthur Sutherland(ALS)

Reverse Design

Shape

Round

Last issue of series

-

Obverse

New Coat of Arms of South Africa

Lettering:

2019(top)

the words ‘South Africa’ written as ‘Afrika Borwa’ (Sepedi or Sesotho) and ‘Aforika Borwa’ (Setswana).

Reverse

The coin features a line of people standing in a queue waiting to cast their vote inspired by the country’s first democratic elections with words ‘Let us live and strive for freedom’. The line originates from the fourth stanza of South Africa’s national anthem.

Lettering:

R5

Let us live and strive for freedom 1994-2019

Edge

Reeded, SARB inside the groove

Security edge with lettering

Lettering: SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5 SARB R5

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

1994

10M Presidential Inauguration

10,000  Presidential Inauguration

1994

45M

5,804

1995

41M

5,816

1996

15M

4,827

1996

?(Mint Mark)

?(Mint Mark)

1997

1.28M

3,596

1998

1.152M

3,051

1998

314(Mint Mark)

-(Mint Mark)

1999

8.8M

3,774

1999

1009(Mint Mark)

-(Mint Mark)

2000

1m

3,703

2000

6.2M Bimetal

40,000 Bimetal

2000

672(Mint Mark)

-(Mint Mark)

2001

2M

3,678

2001

779 (mint mark)

 

2002

?M

3,250

2002

106(mint mark)

-

2003

?

2,909

2004

?

1,935

2004

3,243(mint mark)

-

2005

?

1,944

2005

997(mint mark)

-

2006

?

1,637

2006

997(mint mark)

-

2007

?

1,280

2007

2,354(mint mark)

-

2008

?

?

2008

?(mint mark)

?

2008

?(90th Birthday Mandela)

?(90th Birthday Mandela)

2008

?(90th Birthday Mandela)

?(90th Birthday Mandela)

2009

11,178M

757

2010

8,064M

?

2011

10,500

10,500

2012

 ?

 2013

?

 2014

 ?

 ?

 2015

?

?

 2016

 ?

2017

?

?

2018 ? ?
2019 ? ?
2020 ? ?
2020 ? ?
2021 ? ?
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