The South African Reserve Bank has released the design and composition of South Africa’s new circulation coins, which make up the Fourth Decimal Coin Series and will become legal tender from 1 January 2023.
This will be the first amendment to the South African coins since 1989 when the current circulating Third Decimal Coin Series was approved.
The Fourth Decimal Coin Series has been approved by the South African Cabinet and will have the word “South Africa” printed on one side in all the official South African languages, with three languages printed on the R5 Coin, and two on the R2, 50c, 20c and 10c coins. The R1 will have one language printed on it. The languages will be used on an annual rotational basis over the next ten years.
Here are the designs of South Africa’s new circulation coins:
Picture: Government of South Africa