Botswana 2-PULA (KM36) Rhinoceros
The Black Rhinoceros is a critically endangered animal. Large, solitary, and grumpy, rhinos are always favourites at zoos. The Black Rhino and White Rhino are both grey, and are named for the shape of their upper lip. The White Rhino has a wide square-shaped lip and Dutch settlers called it "wijde rhino" (wijde is Dutch for wide, of course). English settlers confused this for white, and the 'other' rhino naturally became 'black.'
In 2013 Botswana replaced all seven of its circulating coins. The 2 pula stayed the same size (most others grew bigger), and went from a heptagon shape to this beautiful round bi-metallic coin.
- Diameter: 27 mm
- Composition: Bronze-clad steel in Nickel-clad steel ring
- CAT#: KM36