We issue this, our second quarterly newsletter in a week when our neighbours Botswana and Lesotho celebrate their independence days (30 September and 04 October respectively). Within a few years in the late 1950s and early 1960s, just under half of the countries on the African continent gained independence. In the month of October, we wish Guinea and Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia a happy independence day.
To celebrate a significant anniversary such as Independence Day, a monarch’s birthday, or another significant national day, there is no better way to get the nation talking, than a commemorative circulation coin.
Commemorative coins are minted to celebrate special occasions and individuals of national importance, as we have shown with our own 2019 SA25 coin range celebrating 25 years of South Africa’s democracy, or the 2018 Nelson Mandela centenary coins.