CAPE TOWN - The South African Mint, a subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank (Sarb) announced the launch of two new limited edition coins which pay tribute to struggle icon and former president, Nelson Mandela.
The new coins serve as a commemoration of Mandela’s legacy and what he stood for during the Apartheid era.
Notably, 2018 marks exactly a century since the birth of Mandela and the Mint aims to celebrate this milestone.
The two coins are visibly different in appearance, the one coin being bronze while the other is sterling silver.
The R50 bronze coin also depicts Mandela in his youth as a young lawyer while the R50 sterling silver coin portrays him as SA’s first democratic President.