Mandela Circulating R5 Coins

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Five Rand (R5)
The Black Wildebeest or Gnu, is portrayed on the reverse of the R5 coin. They are found in the northern grassveld regions of the Cape Province, throughout the Orange Free State to KwaZulu-Natal and the southern regions of Gauteng. Wildebeest hides were at one stage an important commodity in Kwa-Zulu-Natal.Although South Africa’s first decimal coin series was released in 1961, no R5 coins were minted until 1994. In that year, two R5 coins were issued: the reverse of the first commemorated the Presidential Inauguration and that of the second depicted the Gnu (Black Wildebeest). Since 1996, South Africa’s 11 official languages have been acknowledged annually, in rotation, through the representation of the word. Language rotation

2002 – isiNdebele/ Tshivenda
2003 – Tshivenda/ siSwati
2004 – siSwati/ Xitsonga
2005 – Xitsong/ English
2006 – English/ Setswana
2007 – Setswana/ Sepedi/Sesotho
2008 – Sepedi/Sesotho/ Afrikaans
2009 – Afrikaans/ isiXhosa
2010 – isiXhosa/ isiZulu
2011 – isiZulu/ isiNdebele
Note: The “old” R5 is still a legal tender coin

The fact that it’s so sought after worldwide, that makes it such a good investment. You must remember that it’s only five rand coin, but it’s already selling for thousands of rands because of the demand. The people really want this coin. There’s only a limited edition that makes it the world first as well to make 5 million coins limited edition. If you can get one that’s untouched, that makes it even more rare. That really makes it a good investment. Percentage wise, the square has already grown by a couple of million percent in the last two and a half years.


Do you want to sell them? Well, you can make a tiny fortune by selling them today, or you can hold on to them for a while longer and you investment should increase even more. While it is important to note that there is always a risk that the coin might devalue during unforeseen circumstances and politics, and for that reason some people will rather opt to get rid of them while they know what they are worth.

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Another reason that makes these Mandela coins wanted is that when they came out, and they were supposed to be circulated, they simply weren’t. They just disappeared. And any coin that should go into circulation and doesn’t generally creates more value over time, than a mint. Because a mint is specifically for an investor. A coin that’s supposed to go in and be five rand and be circulated in the market, and isn’t, creates a totally different environment in terms of what its wealth will be, or its worth will be, in time to come. So yeah, that’s really why.