This set contains all four of the O.R. Tambo commemorative coins issued in 2017 to mark the centenary of his birth: a 1 oz pure-gold R500 proof coin, a 1 oz sterling-silver R50 proof coin, the bronze alloy R50 base metal coin and the proof quality commemorative R5 coin.
The mint says:
"Comrade OR, as he was affectionately known, was a founding member of the African National Congress (ANC) Youth League and between 1944 and his untimely passing in 1993, took on various leadership roles in the party including General Secretary, National Chairperson, Deputy President and President.
Although Comrade OR did not fully experience the liberated and democratic dispensation we now enjoy, he spent the better part of his life standing up for those very ideals - for this, his legacy lives on."