SA Reserve Bank introduces new R2 coin

2013-12-18 17:25

The SA Reserve Bank has introduced a new R2 coin commemorating the centenary of the Union Buildings.

The coins will be released for circulation and as part of a collector’s set, the bank’s spokesperson Hlengani Mathebula said today.

The coins will be produced by the SA Mint.

“The SA Mint will issue the sterling-silver R2 crown as a single coin with a limited edition of 1 000, as well as part of a collector’s set containing the crown, the circulation coin and 20 commemorative postage stamps,” said Mathebula.

“These sets will be limited to 700. Both the sets and the R2 crown will be available at the SA Mint and Coin World.”

The front of the coin has the country’s coat of arms, year of issue and the words South Africa written in isiXhosa and Afrikaans. The back of the coin has an image of the Union Buildings.

The R2 circulation coin will be introduced from early 2014.

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