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09 Oct 2019

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

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Citation:- Gokhale, Rishi. (2019). Issue 2:- South African Coin Competition-Part 2:- 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-2-numismatic-news-by-rishi-gokhale-a-young-numismatist- [Accessed 5 Oct. 2019].

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

By:- Rishi S. Gokhale

Welcome to the second part of this article. If you haven't read the first article yet, go to my profile and click on the article titled "

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

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The second coin, the Right to Education coin, was also released in June 2019, and also designed by Neo Mahlangu. The SA25 website states the following about this coin, "The right to education has been recognised as a human right in a number of countries and world-renowned international conventions and organisations such as UNESCO. In South Africa, we are proud that our constitutional democracy endorses this right and embraces the responsibility we have as a nation, to provide basic education to any individual of any age. Designed by Neo Mahlangu, the R2 Right to Education circulation coin represents the commitment to providing access to education in this country. The coin design illustrates education at different levels, from pre-school right up to the individual pursuing qualifications in their mature years." The coin's reverse features a graduation cap, with a book and an ABCs block below it. To the right of the coin, the words "2 Rand" is inscribed. Below all of this, the coin reads, "right to education 1994-2019".

The third coin in the series features Environmental Rights, and was also released in June 2019, and designed by Maaike Bakker. The SA25 website states the following about the coin, "Having environmental rights means being afforded access to natural resources, including the water, food and clean air that enable one's survival. Our constitution declares that everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations. Designer Maaike Bakker featured simplified and integrated elements in the R2 Environmental Rights circulation coin's artistry, portraying the great outdoors across South Africa. Her desire is that the majestic environment we live in, will be protected and preserved, so all who inhabit it, may enjoy it." The coin's reverse features a landscape with a sun and clouds, along with a small plant growing on the ground near a river with a fish. On the right side of the landscape, the words "2 Rand" are featured. Below the landscape, the words, "environmental rights 1994-2019".

The fourth coin in the series features the Freedom of Movement and Residence, and was released in July 2019, and designed by Rasty Knayles. The SA25 website states the following about the coin, "The freedom to move around as one pleases within our country and abroad, is perhaps one of the most significant rights South Africans have access to. The dark history of the apartheid era, which restricted the movement of black people and enforced segregation of residential dwellings, has been replaced by the right to freely travel, live and work where one chooses. Citing this as his most significant and challenging work as an artist, Rasty Knayles endeavoured to illustrate how free we are to explore our beautiful country. The emblems on this coin all portray the freedom 25 years of constitutional democracy has given us access to." The coin's reverse features a large bird grasping a key, along with a cityscape and bus with a plane flying above. To the right, the words "Two Rand" are written. To the left and below everything, the words, "freedom of movement and residence 1994-2019" are inscribed.

The fifth coin in the series features the Freedom of Religion, Belief, and Opinion, and was released in August 2019, and designed by Peter Mammes. The SA25 website states this about the coin, "The right to choose, change or practice one's beliefs and opinions in South Africa, is an extraordinary liberty worth celebrating. Detailed in Section 15(1) of the Bill of Rights, South African citizens have the freedom to have and follow any belief system or religion they choose and to manifest that belief by way of practice, teaching or worship. Peter Mammes successfully depicted this in his design of this R2 circulation coin by using raised hands - the sign language for religion. The hands on their own do not convey gender, colour, age or any information that might exclude any group; rather, they convey a sense of unity and freedom, speaking universally to everyone across every creed and religion." The coin's reverse features four raised hands, with the words "2 Rand", engraved on the right. To the left and below everything, the words "freedom of religion, belief, and opinion 1994-2019" are written.

The final coin in the circulation series is the Let Us Live and Strive For Freedom 5 Rand coin, and was released in August 2019, and designed by Lady Skollie. The SA25 website states this about the coin, "Having been governed by an apartheid regime that promoted white supremacy for social, political and economic gain; extreme racial segregation and discrimination; and the repression of the black majority, South Africans now have the privilege of celebrating 25 years of constitutional democracy where one of the predominant themes is to live and strive for freedom. Lady Skollie's design of the R5 circulation coin shows masses placing their votes for a nation void of discrimination, where all peoples are equal. Having such a monumental effect on our history in its condemnation of this much-maligned system, the words "to live and strive for freedom" ring true and were included in the South African national anthem." The coin is comprised of a brass center in a copper-nickel ring, weighs 9.4 grams, has a diameter of 26 mm, has a thickness of 3 mm, and is rounded. The coin's reverse features a long line of people casting votes into a ballot box inside of the brass circle, with the words 1994-2019 written to the left. On the top of the copper-nickel ring, the words, "LET us LIVE and STRIVE for FREEDOM" are engraved. The words "5 Rand", are written on the bottom and overlap both the brass circle and the copper-nickel ring.

This is the end of the second part. If any information is used from the article, please use the citation from the article above. Please also see the first part of this article.

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Level 4

Wow, loved it. Great info and good job citing.


Level 6

Yes I also enjoyed and learned a bit about your country from your blogs. We don't have much about South Africa here, that I have read. Thanks for educating us.


Level 3

Hello, thanks for leaving a comment! While I'm not South African, I try to learn about different places in an effort to expand my knowledge. South Africa is a very interesting place which is why I thought it would be cool to qrite about their resent coin releases. Thank you once again for leaving a comment, I hope you will enjoy my future posts as well!


Level 7

Yes I enjoyed it . We have a saying here at the ANA. But the book before the coin. Knowledge is power . It comes from books. It's great to own coins and collect . So you own any of these. Thanks.


Level 3

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