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        颛桥万达

        Five Rand, Commemorative (Bimetallic), Coin Type from South Africa (issued 2004 - )
        Coin TypeFive Rand, Commemorative (Bimetallic)

        The Rand currency was introduced in the then 颛桥万达Union of South Africa颛桥万达 on 14 February 1961, shortly before the establishment of the Republic on 31 May 1961. The largest circulating coin at the time was fifty cents; gradually, new coins were introduced to replace banknotes, with the highest circulating denomination now being 颛桥万达Five Rand颛桥万达 (abbreviated as 颛桥万达R5颛桥万达). The Five Rand coin is bimetallic, with a brass centre and a copper-nickel outer ring. The edge has a "security groove" and lettering repeated ten times around the coin: 颛桥万达SARB R5颛桥万达 (SARB for the South African Reserve Bank, which is the issuer of the coin, and R5 as abbreviation of the value).

        From time to time, the South African Mint issues commemorative designs in the denomination, to mark special occasions.

        Obverse
        South Africa / Five Rand, Commemorative (Bimetallic) - obverse photo

        The obverse shows the Coat of Arms of South Africa at centre, with the legend 颛桥万达SOUTH AFRICA颛桥万达 written around left and around right in two of the eleven official languages of the country; there is a system of rotation and every year a different pair is used. The possible inscriptions and languages are:

        颛桥万达Aforika Borwa颛桥万达 in Tswana,
        颛桥万达Afrika Borwa颛桥万达 in Northern Sotho and Southern Sotho,
        颛桥万达Afrika Dzonga颛桥万达 in Tsonga.
        颛桥万达Afurika Tshipembe颛桥万达 in Venda,
        颛桥万达iNingizimu Afrika颛桥万达 in Swazi,
        颛桥万达iSewula Afrika颛桥万达 in Southern Ndebele,
        颛桥万达Ningizimu Afrika颛桥万达 in Zulu,
        颛桥万达South Africa颛桥万达 in English,
        颛桥万达Suid-Afrika颛桥万达 in Afrikaans, and
        颛桥万达uMzantsi Afrika颛桥万达 in Xhosa.

        The date of issue: 颛桥万达· [year] ·颛桥万达 is above the Coat of Arms, separating the two inscriptions.

        The designer's initials 颛桥万达ALS颛桥万达 (for Arthur L. Sutherland) are to the left of the Coat of Arms.

        Obverse InscriptionSOUTH AFRICA · [year] ·
        Reverse
        South Africa / Five Rand, Commemorative (Bimetallic) - reverse photo

        Various designs as individually described below.

        Reverse Inscription5 RAND
        EdgeSecurity Groove with Lettering
        Edge InscriptionSARB R5 (repeated ten times)
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        Five Rand, Commemorative (Bimetallic): Details
        CountrySouth Africa
        CurrencyRand
        From2004
        Face Value5 (x Rand)
        CurrentYes
        MaterialBimetallic
        Designer
        TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
        ShapeRound
        OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
        Size (mm)26
        Thickness (mm)3
        Mass (g)9.5000
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