SARB to issue bi-metal R5 coin

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) launched a bi-metal R5 coin on 27 July. The new R5 coin will be in circulation from Monday, 2 August 2004. The coin has a bronze-coloured centre and a silver-coloured border.

Click here to read the statement by Tito Mboweni, Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, at the launch of the new R5 coin and commemorative R2 coin, SA Mint, Midrand, 27 July on the SARB's web site

The bi-metal R5 coin has distinct security features, which will make it easier for