CELERBRATING A SOUTH AFRICAN ICON: OR TAMBO COLLECTABLE COINS
At the South African Mint, we cherish our role as custodians of South Africa’s rich, diverse and complex heritage. This month, we continue our theme of “Celebrating South Africa” with the introduction of the collectable OR Tambo centenary coin range.
This brand-new coin series honouring the memory and contribution of political figure and struggle icon, Oliver Reginald Tambo, comes in the form of a commemorative R5 circulating coin (introduced in the last newsletter), and these new collectable coins described here. Since 2002, Tambo’s legacy has been beautifully preserved on a national level in the awarding by the South African President of the Order of the Companions of OR Tambo. It is a distinct honour, bestowed on foreign Heads of State and other eminent foreign persons for friendship to our country. So, as we celebrate 100 years since Tambo’s birth on October 27th 1917, the South African Mint is proud to further solidify his legacy with this exquisite new coin series.