Be part of history: SA Mint wants your designs for a new R2 coin

2019-09-25 06:01

THE South African Mint has put out a call for people to submit designs for a new R2 coin which depicts one of South Africa’s bill of rights.

This follows a SA25 coin series in 2019 which commemorated 25 years of SA’s constitutional democracy.

The SA Mint, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the SA Reserve Bank, manufactures legal tender coins as well as commemorative and rare collectable coins.

The SA Mint this year released several R2 coins depicting human rights, including: children’s rights, the right to education, environmental rights, freedom of movement, and freedom of religion.

Each coin was designed by a different artist.

The SA Mint also released a limited edition R5 coin depicting democracy, with a row of people getting ready to cast their vote.

These coins were exhibited at the Latitudes Art Fair in Sandton last week.

The success of the previous campaign has led the SA Mint to make a call for new coin designs, which will be released in 2020.

Designers can enter their designs between September 12 and October 31.

— Fin24.

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