Central Banking

SARB mints Mandela coin

The South African Reserve Bank has issued a R5 (64) coin to commemorate the 90th birthday of Nelson Mandela, a former president and anti-apartheid campaigner.

The coin features a smiling portrait of Mandela, who will celebrate his 90th birthday on 18th July. Mandela's face is portrayed at a three-quarter angle, as is traditional for South African coins, and he is wearing a signature pattern shirt.

The Reserve Bank worked with the South African Mint Company, the Ministry of Finance and the Nels

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