2002 The Tswana People(R1, 1/10 oz, 24 ct gold)
2002 R1 Gold Coin - Tswana People
The Proof 1/10 oz 24 carat Gold coin. Limited Edition: 2000
The cultural Tswana feature, which appears on the reverse of the coin, is that of four young Tswana boys in traditional clothing. The new Coat of Arms for the Republic of South Africa and the Tswana word for South Africa, "Aforika Borwa" are depicted on the obverse.
The Tswana are part of the Sotho nation, with three broad divisions - Basotho (Southern Sotho), Pedi (Northern Sotho), and TSWANA (Western Sotho). Together with the Basotho, the Tswana traditionally lived on the southern African highveld. From the mid 1800’s, many Sotho chiefdoms in the western highveld region began to regard themselves as part of a bigger Tswana nation.
This explains the interesting diversity in dialect, social structure and culture that exists among many Tswana groups.
Limited Edition: 1000
Gold One Rand, 1/10th Oz Fine
Gold .999 (24 Carat Gold)
3.110gm(1/10 oz fine)
C Moses (CM)
COA of South Africa
Four young Tswana boys in traditional clothing
Certificate of Authenticity
Each coin has a Certificate of Authenticity. The certificate describes the coin’s specifications, the year, the limited edition as well as a short description of the product. It also depicts the signature of the South African Mint’s Managing Director, Mr Andile Mvinjelwa. To prevent the duplication of a South African Mint product, the certificates are re-designed each year to include the coin design and each certificate is individually numbered according to the limited edition of the coin or set. As another security measure, the South African Mint’s logo, which is printed in transparent ink and only visible under ultra-violet light, features as part of the layout.