OR Tambo Collectable Coins

Launch of commemorative coins to mark the 100th anniversary of Oliver Tambo’s birth

 

In commemorating the birth centenary of Oliver Reginald Tambo, the South African Mint, a subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank, is producing a R5 circulation coin and a series of collectible coins under the theme ‘Freedom, Democracy and Culture’.

 

The new coins bear the ‘Order of the Companions of OR Tambo’, which was instituted in 2002 to honour international heads of state and eminent people for their friendship to South Africa. The elements of the Order feature prominently on the new R5 circulation coin, resoundingly acknowledging his contribution to the struggle for equality and inclusiveness.

 

The late OR Tambo, played a pivotal role in the country’s struggle against apartheid. His stewardship of the liberation movement galvanised world opinion against the apartheid.

 

The new R5 coin, worth its face value, will enter into circulation from 1 of October 2017 and the other collectable coins will be available from the South African Mint and authorised dealers from 27 October 2017, OR Tambo’s 100th anniversary.

 

The SARB encourages the public not to hold on to the circulation coins, when they receive them as change, as commemorative coins are made to be appreciated by everyone.

 

The coins continue the South African Mint Company (RF) Proprietary Limited (South African Mint) tradition of immortalising the country’s stalwarts. The times in the life of OR Tambo depicted by the coins are epochal events in the history of South Africa.

 

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R500 Gold Coin

The reverse features a stylised interpretation of Oliver Tambo representing his Mission in Exile, a term he used in referring to his African National Congress (ANC) presidency while the ANC was banned, together with his full name ‘Oliver Reginald Tambo’, the date ‘1917-2017’, denomination ‘R500’ and metal value ‘1 oz Au 999.9’.

 

Price: R 31 900

 

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R50 Sterling-Silver Coin

The reverse of this sterling-silver coin features a stylised interpretation of Oliver Tambo as a young man together with his full name ‘Oliver Reginald Tambo’, date of the centenary ‘1917-2017’, the denomination ‘R50’ and metal value ‘1 oz Ag 925 Cu 75’.

 

Price: R 795

 

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R50 Base Metal Coin

The R50 OR Tambo base metal coin is the first non-circulating, collectable legal tender coin made from base metal.

The reverse of the non-circulating legal tender coin features a stylised interpretation of Oliver Tambo with his full name ‘Oliver Reginald Tambo’ and the date of the centenary ‘1917–2017’ along the circumference. The denomination ‘R50’ and metal value ‘Cu Al Ni ’ are also depicted on the reverse.

 

Price: R 250

 

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OR Tambo Centenary 4 Coin Prestige Set

This set consists of one of all the OR Tambo commemorative coins: a 1 oz pure-gold R500 proof coin, a 1 oz sterling-silver R50 proof coin, a base-metal R50 non-circulating legal tender coin along with a proof quality R5 commemorative coin.

NB: The R5 commemorative proof coin can only be found in the 4 and 3 coin sets, and is NOT sold on its own. Unlike the circulation commemorative R5 coin, this coin is of a premium quality (proof), and comes in a capsule, which the circulating R5 does not.

 

Price: R 32 500

 

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3 Coin Set

This set consists of one of all the OR Tambo commemorative coins: a 1 oz pure-gold R500 proof coin, a 1 oz sterling-silver R50 proof coin, a base-metal R50 non-circulating legal tender coin along with a proof quality R5 commemorative coin.

NB: The R5 commemorative proof coin can only be found in the 4 and 3 coin sets, and is NOT sold on its own. Unlike the circulation commemorative R5 coin, this coin is of a premium quality (proof), and comes in a capsule, which the circulating R5 does not.

 

Price: R 1 695

 

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DUE TO MARKET FLUCTUATIONS THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINT CANNOT GUARANTEE THE PRICE ADVERTISED. ANY PRICE QUOTED IS ONLY RESERVED FOR 7 DAYS