South African Mint delivers history lessons with new releases
Berlin, Germany – 02 February 2018: Following a very successful 2017, the South African Mint, a subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank, today announced a slew of new products in their collectables range. , that will appear in the global coin market during the year.
Launch of commemorative coins to mark the 100th anniversary of Oliver Tambo’s birth
In commemorating the birth centenary of an icon of the liberation struggle, Oliver Reginald Tambo, the South African Mint Company (RF) Proprietary Limited (South African Mint), a subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), is producing a R5 circulation coin and three other collectible coins.The late OR Tambo, affectionately called Comrade OR, played a pivotal role in the country’s struggle against apartheid. His stewardship in the liberation movement galvanised world opinion against the apartheid regime.
The new coins bear the ‘Order of the Companions of OR Tambo’, which was instituted in 2002 to honour international heads of state and eminent people for their friendship to South Africa. The elements of the Order feature prominently on the new R5 circulation coin, resoundingly acknowledging his contribution to the struggle for equality and inclusiveness.
The Collectable Coins Division of the South African Mint produces exceptional proof and uncirculated quality products made mainly in gold and silver. See below some of the videos showcasing our most recent collections.