2008 MANDELA 90th BIRTHDAY COIN
[Proofs Valued at R45,000.00*]
The most popular of the Mandela coins are the 90th Birthday Coin. These coins were released in 2008 marking a very special day of Madiba.
The reality is, if one looks at any famous person, any famous piece of art, once they’ve gone, the value of those collectibles go drastically up. They’re not going to be able to make another 90th Mandela coin. Its just never going to happen again. So now you have a very limited amount of an item, and now that Mr. Mandela is passed, these R5 coins are going to become rarer and rarer. And will just keep going up and up in value.
The Griqua Town coinage was the very first currency to be released in South Africa all the way back in 1815. This Griqua R5 coin was released to mark the 200th year of the Griqua Town. As a matter of fact, the image imprinted on the coin is actually a rendition of the original coin, interesting!
Again, only a limited amount of these were released into circulation and they were all snatched up very quickly into private collections! They are still floating around, but if you get your hands on one of these, be sure to keep it in a safe place!