South Africa 5-RAND (KM274)

Black Wildebeast

The Black Wildebeast (aka Gnu) appeared on South Africa's first 5-rand coin in 1994 (KM140), and has appeared with five different obverse designs since then (KM166, KM229, KM230 with Nelson Mandela, KM274 - this coin, and KM337). 

In 2004, the Wildebeast moved to a new bi-metallic coin.

South Africa has 11 official languages, and the country name rotates among these different languages on the coins' obverses. (Typically, two languages per coin.)

25.9 mm
Nickel-clad Copper
Catalogue #
Obverse Legend
Afurika Tshipembe iSewula Afrika
Reverse Legend

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