Coin minted for 2010 World Cup

2009-11-23 19:04

Johannesburg - Numismatists will have another collectible to covet with the minting of a pure gold quarter ounce coin on an antique press at Soccer City in Soweto on Monday, to commemorate next year's Fifa World Cup.

The "privy mark" of the stadium was struck into the coins, which form part of a launch set for the World Cup coin series, the South African Mint said in a statement.

An antique coin fly press was transported to the stadium for the occasion, it said.

The launch set contains coins featuring the official South African FIFA logo, with elements of the South African and German coat-of-arms symbolising the handover of the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

The 94 000 seat Soccer City will host the first and final matches of the World Cup.

The minting of the commemorative coins for the soccer spectacle began in 2006 with a gold quarter ounce coin and a R2 silver crown.

In 2007, the Mint added another coin to the series to celebrate the 2010 South African World Cup by adding a 1/10th ounce coin.

The 2008 coin series also consisted of three coins and in 2009, the World Cup mascot Zakumi features on all three coins.

Earlier this year, a special "playful" coin was developed.

The crown-sized silver coin's design has four recesses and 4 small steel balls are included in the capsule so that the coin owner can score his own "goals" by rotating the coin.

A one ounce gold coin will be added to next year's coin series as well as a series of pure silver medallions.

The coins struck on Monday can be bought at the Mint's coin world shop in Midrand, at around R4 500 each.

Read more on:    fifa  |  world cup 2010  |  2010 swc

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Autobraking: See just how good they are!

Just how good are automatic brakes on cars these days? Two VW models have been praised by top UK research centre Thatcham. Find out why...

 

Stay safe

Pro's and con's of accredited driver-training
Juvenile pillion riders? Play safe...
Need a family ride? SA's top Mommy Cars
Mom's driving-school dream come true
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Today is a good day to go large with your significant other. Let go of obligations, expectations and chores and let the day play...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.