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05 Oct 2019

Issue 2:- South African Coin Competition-Part 1:- Numismatic News by Rishi Gokhale (a Young Numismatist)

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THIS IS AN ORIGINAL ARTICLE!! PLEASE CITE THIS ARTICLE IF ANY INFORMATION FROM IT IS USED FROM IT VIA THE CITATION BELOW!!


Citation:- Gokhale, Rishi. (2019). Issue 2:- South African Coin Competition-Part 1:- Numismatic News by Rishi Gokhale (a Young Numismatist). (Blog) American Numismatic Association Blog. Available at:https://www.money.org/collector/user_53367/blog/issue-2-south-african-coin-competition-part-1-numismatic-news-by-rishi-gokhale-a-young-numismatist- [Accessed 5 Oct. 2019].



Issue 2:- South African Coin Competition-Part 1:- Numismatic News by Rishi Gokhale (a Young Numismatist)

By:- Rishi S. Gokhale


Please Note:- This is Part 1 of 3. The other 2 parts will be linked below once I upload them.

Welcome to the second article of this series! Please cite this article if any info from it is used via the citation provided below. In today's article, I will be discussing the new South African coin competition for the 25th anniversary of South Africa's Bill of Rights, through which I will discuss the coins, the competition, and a brief history of early South Africa, and the fight for its new Bill of Rights.

The competition is open to all residents of South Africa who are 18 years or older, however, there are other rules which must be followed. The coin will be a part of the SA25 Coin Series, and must feature one of the rights contained in the South African Bill of Rights. The other coins in the series which have already been released, include, Children's Rights, Right to Education, Environmental Rights, Freedom of Movement and Residence, and the Freedom of Belief, Religion, and Opinion. These coins are all worth 2 Rands, and are accompanied by a 5 Rand coin, depicting the key rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness and Opportunity. Due to the making of 5 of the rights, the competition coin must represent one of the other 22 rights in the South African Constitution. The competition first started on September 12th, and will end on October 31st, so if you are a reader from South Africa, you still have time to enter as long as you are over the age of 18! Simply follow the instructions on the official website (https://www.sa25.co.za/), and then, use their official design template, before sending it through the website.

The coins which have already been released (Children's Rights, Right to Education, Environmental Rights, Freedom of Movement and Residence, the Freedom of Belief, Religion, and Opinion, and the Rights of Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness and Opportunity), are accompanied by 3 other collectible bullion coins. These coins, along with their artist and release will now be covered.

SNEAK PEAK TO THE SECOND AND THIRD PARTS

The first coin in the series was released in June of 2019, and was the Children's Rights coin. The coin was designed by Neo Mahlangu, and the reverse typography work on this coin, along with the others in the series, was done by G Walker. According to the official SA25 site, it states, "The R2 Children's Rights circulation coin stands for the human rights children have had access to over the past 25 years of constitutional democracy. Every child needs physical protection, food, education and healthcare. In South Africa, children's rights include the equal protection of their civil rights and freedom from discrimination on the basis of innate characteristics such as race, gender, nationality and disability to name but a few. Artist Neo Mahlangu wanted the coin's design to display the joy of children and engender a sense of nostalgia in adults, in the hope of fostering the united goal of protecting the children in our nation." The coin's reverse features four smiling children to the right of the words "2 Rand", below the wording and children, the coin reads, "children's rights 1994-2019".

The following features are present on all coins in the series; all coins are on a squarish shaped circle, surrounded by the field. The coins are circular in shape, silver in color, made of nickel plated copper, and has a diameter of 23 mm. Furthermore, each coin weighs 5.5 grams, has a thickness of 1.75mm, and has segmented reeding on the edges. On the obverse of the coins, the South African coat of arms is present.

THE 2nd and 3rd PARTS OF THE ARTICLE WILL BE UPLOADED NEXT WEEK.

THIS IS AN ORIGINAL ARTICLE!! PLEASE CITE THIS ARTICLE IF ANY INFORMATION FROM IT IS USED FROM IT VIA THE CITATION BELOW! Citation:- Gokhale, Rishi. (2019). Issue 2:- South African Coin Competition-Part 1:- Numismatic News by Rishi Gokhale (a Young Numismatist). (Blog) American Numismatic Association Blog. Available at:https://www.money.org/collector/user_53367/blog/issue-2-south-african-coin-competition-part-1-numismatic-news-by-rishi-gokhale-a-young-numismatist- [Accessed 5 Oct. 2019].






My Sources:-

https://www.numismaticnews.net/article/south-african-mint-announces-public-design-competition-for-next-sa25-circulation-coin


https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces171329.html


https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces171367.html


https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces171368.html


https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces174116.html


https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces174117.html


https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces169474.html


https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces174118.html


https://www.sa25.co.za/index.html


https://www.sa25.co.za/competition.html


https://www.sa25.co.za/circulation.html


https://www.sa25.co.za/collectors.html


https://www.samint.co.za/2019-range/#tab-id-6




Comments

Mike

Level 7

I have to agree you got my attention. Thanks for your work.

Longstrider

Level 6

Very interesting and very well sited. Thanks...Nice and informative read.

user_53367

Level 3

I hope you enjoyed the first part of my second article! Please feel free to post comments!

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