This year marks a century since the birth of Nelson Mandela and the Mint has produced a coin range to commemorate this milestone.
The coins, a bronze alloy and sterling silver honouring the global icon of hope, will be available from today and can be purchased from the South African Mint’s retail store in Centurion, Elegance Jewellers in Melrose Arch and various pop-up stores in malls around South Africa (visit www.samint.co.za for details).
The bronze alloy coin is priced at R127 and tells its own tale, says Tumi Tsehlo, the managing director, South African Mint.
“Pricing the coin was a conscious tribute to Nelson Mandela’s legacy and our way of paying it forward. To celebrate 100 years since the birth of Mandela, and in remembrance of the 27 long and lonely years he spent in prison, the entry level bronze alloy coin is priced at R127. With every coin purchased, R27 (VAT-free) will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Foundation”.