Five Rand (R5)

The theme of the Black Wildebeest (Connochaetes gnou) is replaced with the Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) on this new edition of the R5 coin issued in 2023. The coin retains the specifications and edge design, but features enhanced security features on the reverse including a latent image with the words ‘FIVE’ and ‘RAND’, as well as micro wording that reads ‘SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK’ on an angled surface inside the landing were incorporated into the design.