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Follow the steps below to sell Mandela and old coins

Follow the steps below to sell Mandela and old coins

Well, as we all know, one of the most famous men on the planet, Nelson Mandela, his head is on this coin and that makes this coin very unique and a very special coin. Should you ask all the people on the planet, 7 billion people, should you ask them who is the most famous man, the majority of them would have to say it’s Mr. Nelson Mandela. This makes this coin really, really special. It is the first time in the history of the world that a government minted money to commemorate somebody’s birthday, and this was Mr. Nelson Mandela. He turned 90 years old in 2008, and they only made 5 million of these coins. Our country has got about 46 million people, and people collecting Mandela coins wanted one for their collection, but not everybody could get one. This makes this coin very, very special and sought after. Considering there are about 50 million coin stamp collectors worldwide that is active. Their coin collection is just not complete without a coin like this, which is what makes these Mandela coins wanted.

Another reason that makes these Mandela coins wanted is that when they came out, and they were supposed to be circulated, they simply weren’t. They just disappeared. And any coin that should go into circulation and doesn’t generally creates more value over time, than a mint. Because mint is specifically for an investor. A coin that’s supposed to go in and be five rand and be circulated in the market, and isn’t, creates a totally different environment in terms of what its wealth will be, or its worth will be, in time to come. So yeah, that’s really why.

Which variants of the Mandela coins are the most valuable today?
1) 1994 Mandela Inauguration Coin
1994 was a year of great change and marks the year of Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as President of South Africa. What makes this Mandela Coin wanted? It goes without saying. This event is a once in a lifetime even that completely changed the path of South Africans forever. It was the beginning of our rainbow nation! As with the other Mandela coins, there were only so much released into circulation, and most of them were snatched up by investors and collectors, leaving very few left for the rest of us. If you find yourself in possession of one of these, hang on to it! It is a special piece of history!

2) Mandela 90th birthday coin

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.

3) 2015 Griqua R5 Coin

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!

Where can I sell these Mandela Coins?

The fact that it’s so sought after worldwide, that makes it such a good investment. You must remember that it’s only five rand coin, but it’s already selling for thousands of rands because of the demand. The people really want this coin. There’s only a limited edition that makes it the world first as well to make 5 million coins limited edition. If you can get one that’s untouched, that makes it even more rare. That really makes it a good investment. Percentage wise, the square has already grown by a couple of million percent in the last two and a half years.

Do you want to sell them? Well, you can make a tiny fortune by selling them today, or you can hold on to them for a while longer and you investment should increase even more. While it is important to note that there is always a risk that the coin might devalue during unforeseen circumstances and politics, and for that reason some people will rather opt to get rid of them while they know what they are worth.

Mandela 100th Birthday Coin Value: Honoring Mandela’s Legacy

Mandela Coin Value

2018 marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela and we are proud to honour his legacy with a new coin range.

The new coins are the second installation in the “Celebrating South Africa” theme, through which we celebrate milestones and symbols of South Africa’s freedom, democracy and culture. The first coin series in this theme was the 2017 OR Tambo Centenary range (see 2017 coin range).

Each meticulously crafted coin allows us to look back at the remarkable stages of Mandela’s life, and his struggle for justice, human rights, and a free and democratic South Africa.
R50 BRONZE ALLOY COIN
This coin portrays Nelson Mandela as a young and passionate lawyer. In August 1952, he, together with Oliver Tambo, opened the first black-owned law firm in South Africa. Pricing the coin was a conscious tribute to Nelson Mandela’s legacy and our way of paying it forward. To celebrate 100 years since the birth of Mandela, and in remembrance of the 27 long years he spent in prison, R27 of every bronze coin purchased will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Foundation

Diameter: 38.725mm
Mass:24.450g
Mintage: 50,000

R50 SILVER 1 OZ STERLING-SILVER COIN
This coin depicts Nelson Mandela as a proud statesman. After spending 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela was finally released on 11 February 1990 and elected deputy president of the ANC in the same year. In 1993, he shared the Nobel Peace Prize with President FW de Klerk before making history as South Africa’s first democratically-elected president, in 1994.

Diameter: 38.725mm
Mass: 33.626g
Mintage: 10,000
R500 1 OZ 24CT GOLD COIN
R50 1 oz sterling

This 1oz gold coin portrays Nelson Mandela in his latter years, post-presidency. In 2009 the United Nations declared July 18 as ‘Nelson Mandela International Day’ in recognition of his contribution to the culture of peace and freedom. Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95 on 5 December 2013, leaving behind an inimitable legacy.

Diameter: 32.69mm
Mass: 31.107g
Mintage: 300

R5 COMMEMORATIVE CIRCULATION COIN
R50 1 oz sterling

The bimetallic R5 circulation coin is central to this range, enabling the South African public and coin collectors to celebrate the centenary year of Mandela’s birth. The coin goes into circulation in July 2018, the month in which Mandela was born.

A collectable R5 coin will be included in the 3-coin and 4-coin Mandela Centenary sets. The collectable R5 is NOT available for purchase on its own.

Mass: 9.5g
Diameter: 26mm
GOLD OBVERSE
R50 1 oz sterling

The obverse depicts the national coat of arms, the year of issue ‘2018’, and the word ‘South Africa’.
SILVER AND BRONZE ALLOY OBVERSES
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The obverses of the silver and bronze alloy coins depict the national coat of arms, year of issue ‘2018’, and the words ‘South Africa’ written in all the official languages.

Source: SA Mint

Collectable Krugerrands Coin

The iconic Krugerrand celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. To celebrate the enduring value of this trusted and legendary gold coin, the Krugerrand range was extended with new sizes and metals.

Following the success of this extended range, in 2018 we bring you some of the popular new sizes from 2017, and introduce yet another new size: the 2oz gold coin. The silver proof Krugerrand also makes a return.

The standard four gold coins saw the introduction of four additional sizes: a 50oz and 5oz on the large end of the scale, and a 1/20oz and 1/50oz on the smaller side of the scale.

As with the original gold coin minted on 3 July 1967, the 2018 gold Krugerrand range bears the classic springbok design on the coins.

2OZ GOLD PROOF KRUGERRAND

2oz-Krugerrand

The 2oz gold proof Krugerrand is the newest addition to the range.

Diameter: 40.00mm
Mass: 67.86g
Mintage: 200

1OZ GOLD PROOF KRUGERRAND

1oz-KrugerrandThe very first Krugerrand was a 1oz gold coin.

This classic size has been central to the Krugerrand collection for over 50 years.

Diameter: 32.69mm
Mass: 33.930g
Mintage: 1000

1/2OZ GOLD PROOF KRUGERRAND

1_2oz-Krugerrand

The 1/2, 1/4, and 1/10oz were the first fractional coins to be introduced to the range in 1980. The 1/2oz coin will only be available in three different coin sets, in 2018.

Diameter: 27mm
Mass: 16.965g
Mintage: 500

1/4OZ GOLD PROOF KRUGERRAND

1_4oz-Krugerrand

The 1/2, 1/4, and 1/10oz were the first fractional coins to be introduced to the range in 1980.

Diameter: 22mm
Mass: 8.482g
Mintage: 2000

1/10OZ GOLD PROOF KRUGERRAND

1_10oz-Krugerrand

The 1/2, 1/4, and 1/10oz were the first fractional coins to be introduced to the range in 1980.
Formerly the smallest gold Krugerrand available, the 1/10oz is a popular size that also makes up various sets we have available in 2018. Diameter: 16.50mm
Mass: 3.393g
Mintage: 2500

1/20OZ GOLD PROOF KRUGERRAND

1_20-Krugerrand

Introduced for the first time as part of the 50th anniversary range, the 1/2oz gold coin makes a return in 2018, but only as part of the ‘Prestige Set’.

Diameter: 12.0mm
Mass: 1.697g
Mintage: N/A as a single coin

1/50OZ GOLD PROOF KRUGERRAND

1_50oz-Krugerrand

The smallest gold coin available from the South African Mint and introduced for the first time with the 50th anniversary range, the 1/50oz coin also forms part of the various Krugerrand sets available in 2018.

Diameter: 8.00mm
Mass: 0.679g
Mintage: 50 000

1OZ FINE – SILVER PROOF KRUGERRAND

1oz-Fine-Silver-Krugerrand

The 1oz silver proof Krugerrand was first released in 2017, as part of the 50th anniversary range.
Due to its popularity, the proof-quality silver coin makes a return in 2018. Diameter: 38.725mm
Mass: 31.107
Mintage: 15 000

KRUGERRAND PRESTIGE SET

Krugerrand Prestige Set

This 6 coin prestige set consists of the 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz, 1/20oz and 1/50oz proof Krugerrand coins.

Mintage: 600

2018 KRUGERRAND FRACTIONAL 5 COIN SET

2018 Krugerrand Fractional 5 Coin Set

This 5 coin set consists of the 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz, 1/20oz and 1/50oz proof Krugerrand coins.

Mintage: 500

2018 KRUGERRAND FRACTIONAL 6 COIN SET WITH SILVER

2018 Krugerrand Fractional 6 Coin Set with Silver

This 6 coin set includes the 1/2oz, 1/4oz, 1/10oz, 1/20oz and 1/50oz proof 22ct gold Krugerrand coins, and a 1oz proof silver coin.

Mintage: 500

2018 KRUGERRAND LAUNCH SET

2018 Krugerrand Launch Set

The 2018 Krugerrand launch set celebrates the centenary of the signing of the Armistice of Compiègne on the 11th of
November 1918. This set consists of a 1oz privy mark gold proof coin, as well as a 1oz sterling-silver medallion. The privy mark on the 1oz Krugerrand marks the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in roman numerals, and the medallion shows a poppy flower pattern design.

Mintage: 300

COMMON OBVERSES

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R5 Mandela Collectable Coins

South African R5 circulation coin gets a new face Centurion, South Africa – 26 August 2019: The South African Mint, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), today released a new R5 coin themed ‘Let us live and strive for freedom’,

the last coin in the range of SA25 commemorative circulation coins. The SARB issued five new R2 coins over the past three months to mark South Africa’s 25 years of constitutional democracy.

The SA25 themed ‘Celebrating South Africa’ series also included three collectable coins in gold, silver and bronze alloy.

Designed by Johannesburg-based Lady Skollie, the coin’s imagery is a complementary interpretation of the famous images of South Africa’s polling stations in 1994 with their snake-like qualities of running into coils of people which continues to capture the world’s imagination.

On its reverse (tails), the coin features people standing in a queue waiting to cast their vote inspired by the country’s first democratic elections with words ‘Let us live and strive for freedom’. The line originates from the fourth stanza of the South African national anthem.

The obverse (heads) features the national coat of arms together with the date of issue, ‘2019’, and the words ‘South Africa’ written as ‘Afrika Borwa’ (Sepedi or Sesotho) and ‘Aforika Borwa’ (Setswana).

All the SA25 commemorative circulations coins issued by the SARB and the South African Mint, including the collectable range, use a common typeface created by Garth Walker for the Constitutional Court. The typography, as reflected on the commemorative coinage, was created in 2003/04 as a unique wayfinding system font for the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Garth Walker is credited for the layout of the R5 coins using the typeface.

Tumi Tsehlo, South African Mint Managing Director says, “The coins are a wonderful way to remind ourselves of the guiding role the constitution has played in shaping the country. The very nature of the SA25 range provides an opportunity for all South Africans to become informed about the constitution and appreciate its progressiveness.

The special collector’s folder that was created for coin enthusiasts can still be collected, at no cost, from any of the South African Mint’s retail outlets listed on the SA25 website.

The SARB Governor, Lesetja Kganyago, announced the SA25 range of commemorative circulation coins in June as part of the celebrations to mark 25 years of SA’s constitutional democracy, together with a series of collectible coins. The SARB would like to reiterate that the new commemorative circulation coins, like all other circulation coins, are ‘normal’ circulation coins that are only worth their face value – R5. The SARB issues commemorative circulation coins as part of its currency production function.

The South African Mint regularly creates commemorative coins to mark important milestones, having done so earlier this year with three collectable coins, a R500 gold coin, a R50 sterling silver coin and a R50 bronze alloy coin as part of its SA25 ‘Celebrating South Africa’ series. The all-pervasive theme for 2019 was the 25-year anniversary of the constitutional and democratic South Africa.

The South African Mint also launched special edition collector’s sets which include all the circulations coins, the R50 silver and the R50 bronze alloy collectable coins. The sets and collectable coins can also be purchased from the South African Mint’s retail store in Centurion as well as the various other outlets listed on the SA25 website.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

South Africans should be able to find these coins in their change from retail stores and banks. More information on the full SA25 commemorative range and where it can be found is available on www.sa25.co.za or any of the following social media channels

 

Selling Mandela R5

Types Of Mandela Coins

Now, you should know that there are several different types of Mandela coins. The biggest differential between them is the time in which they were released to the public. In 2008, the Nelson Mandela 90th birthday coin was released.

Today, this is considered to be one of the rarest coins of all. As the name implies, this coin celebrates Mandela’s 90th birthday. The 2000 Millennium Coin is also very rare. This coin was released as a way to show respect to Mandela when he retired as State President. The 1994 Inauguration coin celebrates Mandela’s inauguration as President.

How Much Is The 2008 Mandela 5 Rand Coin Worth?

If you’re really, really lucky, you’ll be able to get your hands on a 2008 Mandela 5 Rand Coin. As mentioned above, this is the rarest of Mandela coins and it tends to be more valuable. The bi-metallic coins feature the bust of Nelson Mandela, as well as the national arms of South Africa. In the early days, these coins weren’t worth a whole lot. In fact, before the passing of Mandela, it would have been possible to purchase one of these coins for five to fifteen dollars. This has changed significantly.

Value Of Mandela R5 Coin After His Death

As mentioned above, the Mandela R5 Coin’s value soared to new heights after the President’s death. Today, this coin is considered to be the most valuable Mandela coin of all. Several years ago, three of these coins sold for R100,000 or $10,000 each. Today, the coins may be worth even more. As long as you do your research and find the right buyer, there is a good chance that you’ll be able to make a bundle.

Where To Sell Mandela Coins

If you are loaded down with Mandela R5 coins, you will be happy to learn that there are a variety of places that you can get rid of them. Of course, you have the option of using BidorBuyeBay and other online auction sites, which are great because individuals from around the globe can literally go through bidding wars over your coins.

While this might offer the highest prices, if you don’t have the time to wait around for individuals to go through a bidding war, you have other options as well. One of these options could be selling to a coin company.

 

As you already know, all Mandela coins are worth something. Nevertheless, it is the 2008 Mandela 5 Rand coin that takes the top spot. This coin is incredibly valuable. Just remember to use some caution when attempting to sell your coin. Make sure that you choose a reputable dealer and be sure that you get top dollar for the coin!

Within this comprehensive guide, you will learn all about these coins and how to turn yours into R5000.

Have you been lucky enough to get your hands on a Mandela R5 coin? If so, there is a good chance that you’re eager to transfer it into 5,000 Rand or even more. The Mandela coin is one of the most sought after. Therefore, it is worth a pretty penny. Of course, it is important to understand that there are several different types of R5 Mandela coins and they’re not all equal.

Invest in Coin Collection Business

A Coin Collection requires time and investment but it is a very rewarding activity. Regardless of whether you have a lot of money to spend or small budget, I will try to give you the tips on how to start collecting and making money for the future! There is a variety of rare South African coins available.

Different ways to collect

At The Coin Company all our clients share the same interest: Coins

There are two different main types.

  • Collector’s Interest. They would try to get a collection that is priceless and in many cases they will never think about selling it.
  • Collecting only highly graded certified coins or Profit interest: The type of client that wants to buy coins as an investment. This type of client will look for coins that will grow in value in the future.

Coin Investment requires the advice of a broker to make the right choice and purchase. This is a long time investment. We do not recommend buying online any coin before having the possibility to inspect the coin in your hand.

Coin collections

Most of the coins you will find at The Coin Company are graded coins as well as rare South African coins. This means that coins have been inspected and inserted in a plastic capsule with a bar code and a hologram to certify the coin is authentic. This process is done in United States.

If you have a collection of coins that are currently in circulation, remember that unfortunately we don’t buy or sell circulated coins.

If your coins are out of circulation, old or rare, never try to clean them.

The value will decrease if you clean them.

Make the right decision

Make a decision of the type of coin you would like to buy. We will help you decide.

Nelson Mandela Coin Collections

At The Coin Company we specialise in Nelson Mandela Coins.

There are 3 series of coins that were released by SA Mint portraying Nelson Mandela and his presidential inauguration.1994 Presidential

The sky is the limit

Now, when it comes to collecting coins, the possibilities are unlimited. The mint of origin, the grades, the year of mint, however, the most important thing to remember is that no matter whether you are collecting only highly graded certified coins, or you want to specialize in collecting only coins for a particular mintage, or whatever coins you wish to collect – coin collecting is a fun and exciting hobby that should always be held in a safe and out of the way location, such as in a locked safe.

And always remember before buying any coin consult an expert about the specific coins you have interest in.

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List of Wanted South African Coins Paying up to R20 000

List of Wanted South African Coins Paying up to R20 000

Do you know the value of your old South African Coins? There are companies waiting to buy these vintage coins for up to R20 000.

UNION Coins – 1923-1960

These coins vary in silver content. Coins minted 1923-1950 will have a higher value than coins minted 1951-1960.
3d (tickey) only the 1931 3d has high value. 6d – 1 shilling – 2 shilling – 2 ½ shilling – 5 shilling

NB: (All the above coins minted from 1965 onward have no silver value, they are made from nickel.)

R1 coins dated 1965-1976.

From 1970-1976 – R1- coins only issued in collectors sets and are worth bullion value.
An easy way to check if your R1 coins are silver is by using a magnet, a fridge magnet will do. If the R1 coins stick to the magnet it is not silver and only worth face value.
I will also buy the silver commemorative series.

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Places to sell these coins

Kenwigs Coins & Medals

Suite 8, First Floor,
Medical Suites,
Thrupps Illovo Centre
204 Oxford Road,
Illovo,
Sandton 2198

Telephone: 011-327-6388
Cell: 079-399-8987 (WhatsApp)
Email: info@kenwigs.co.za
Hours: 10:00am to 4:00pm

We asked who’s head is on South Africa’s 1966 50C coin.

And the answer is Jan Van Riebeeck

Sources:numista.com, Kenwigs.co.za

 

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Get cash for your Mandela Coins and KrugerRands

The coins that have value are those that are graded by the grading companies, so you must know and be able to differentiate between the graded and non-graded Mandela coins.

Grading Companies
The largest and most respected organisation of professional coin dealers is called PNG (Professional Numismatists Guild) and ICTA (Industry Council for Tangible Assets). They look over the coin market and make sure dealers around the world know about the differences in between grading companies.PNG releases surveys of the biggest grading companies.

As you can see on the table produced by PNG, NGG and PCGS emerge as the top graders in the world.

For this reason The Coin Company only deals with NGC and PCGS coins. All our Nelson Mandela Coins, Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday R5, 2000 Nelson Mandela Millennium R5 and 1994 Presidential Inauguration R5 are NGG or PCGS graded.

BE AWARE!! Do not buy any coins that are not graded by PCGS or NGC. Nelson Mandela coins without grading have no other value than the one they represent.

ANACS grading came into being as an arm of the American Numismatic Association, the world’s largest coin club. In 1990 after ANA sold its grading service to Amos Press of Sidney, Ohio, it ranked “average” in the PNG (Professional Numismatists Guild) and ICTA (Industry Council for Tangible Assets) report for grading accuracy. For this reason we don’t deal with ANACS coins.

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Smart Businesses Are Investing in Krugerrand

Cash flow is extremely important to any business owner. Without a steady flow of cash, you just aren’t going to be able to pay your employees, bills or even keep your doors open. You must have enough liquid cash on hand at all times and this is where most companies are getting into trouble.

With all the ups and downs of a normal business operation, most businesses owners are finding that when they are in the down period they just don’t have the liquid cash on hand to take care of their obligations. Investing your hard earned money is tricky and scary, but it is for the down times that you need to start building your portfolio. And, there is simply no better way to do that than with Krugerrand.

Trading Is Easier Than Ever

You probably don’t consider yourself a financial guru and the thought of risking your money probably scares you, but investing in Krugerrand is really simple. In fact, the main purpose of the coin was to make investing in gold easier for the beginner. Buying or selling the coin can be accomplished without a hassle or without possessing in-depth knowledge in the trading markets. The simplicity of the coin will really help you build your business and get your portfolio started.

The Stability Of Gold

The Krugerrand is nothing more than a one-ounce gold bullion that has been minted into a coin. Investing in Krugerrand means that you are investing in gold. Throughout the years, gold has proven to be one of the most stable investments on any market. In addition to this, gold is and probably always will be a global commodity. Individuals from all around the world understand the true potential and stability of this metal and that is why they are always willing to invest in it. Krugerrand is also quoted to the US dollar and is always rising in value. There have been drops in the past, but they were low to minimum drops.

Invest Affordably

Since your business is always up and down, you are probably hesitant about putting your money into anything, afraid that you might lose what little you have accumulated. Sure, as discussed before you always need to make sure you have enough liquid cash on hand at all times to handle your obligations.

However,

Krugerrand really solves this problem on its own. You don’t have to throw everything you got right into one basket. The Krugerrand can be bought and sold in a variety of increments. You can buy as little as one-tenth of an ounce or you can buy as much as an ounce. Purchase a little when you are down and when you are up purchase a lot.

Always In Demand

It is not uncommon for businesses these days to find themselves in a down period for two or three months at a time. Unfortunately, it can be hard to save enough liquid cash to cover a down period like this.

And, there is where a lot of businesses fall into trouble. However, this is something that Krugerrand can help with as well. Not only is the coin always in demand, but also it can be sold and converted extremely fast. Sell off what you have accumulated and cover your down period.

R5 Nelson Mandela coins wanted

Why are Mandela coins wanted so much?

Well, as we all know, one of the the most famous men on the planet, Nelson Mandela, his head is on this coin and that makes this coin very unique and a very special coin. Should you ask all the people on the planet, 7 billion people, should you ask them who is the most famous man, the majority of them would have to say it’s Mr. Nelson Mandela. This makes this coin really, really special. It is the first time in the history of the world that a government minted money to commemorate somebody’s birthday, and this was Mr. Nelson Mandela. He turned 90 years old in 2008, and they only made 5 million of these coins. Our country has got about 46 million people, and people collecting Mandela coins wanted one for their collection, but not everybody could get one. This makes this coin very, very special and sought after. Considering there’s about 50 million coin stamp collectors worldwide that is active. Their coin collection is just not complete without a coin like this, which is what makes these Mandela coins wanted.

Another reason that makes these Mandela coins wanted is that whenthey came out, and they were supposed to be circulated, they simply weren’t. They just disappeared. And any coin that should go into circulation and doesn’t generally creates more value over time, than a mint. Because a mint is specifically for an investor. A coin that’s supposed to go in and be five rand and be circulated in the market, and isn’t, creates a totally different environment in terms of what its wealth will be, or its worth will be, in time to come. So yeah, that’s really why.

Which variants of the Mandela coins are the most valuable today?

1) 1994 Mandela Inauguration Coin

1994 was a year of great change, and marks the year of Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as President of South Africa. What makes this Mandela Coin wanted? It goes without saying. This event is a once in a lifetime even that completely changed the path of South Africans forever. It was the beginning of our rainbow nation! As with the other Mandela coins, there were only so much released into circulation, and most of them were snatched up by investors and collectors, leaving very few left for the rest of us. If you find yourself in possession of one of these, hang on to it! It is a special piece of history!

2) Mandela 90th birthday coin

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.

3) 2015 Griqua R5 Coin

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!

Where can I sell these Mandela Coins?

The fact that it’s so sought after worldwide, that makes it such a good investment. You must remember that it’s only five rand coin, but it’s already selling for thousands of rands because of the demand. The people really want this coin. There’s only a limited edition that makes it the world first as well to make 5 million coins limited edition. If you can get one that’s untouched, that makes it even more rare. That really makes it a good investment. Percentage wise, the square has already grown by a couple of million percent in the last two and a half years.

Do you want to sell them? Well, you can make a tiny fortune by selling them today, or you can hold on to them for a while longer and you investment should increase even more. While it is important to note that there is always a risk that the coin might devalue during unforeseen circumstances and politics, and for that reason some people will rather opt to get rid of them while they know what they are worth.