Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Mandela - Justice, Coin from South Africa - detailed information

Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Mandela - Justice, Coin from South Africa
CoinGold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Mandela - Justice

South Africa pioneered modern bullion coinage when it first issued the Krugerrand on 3 July 1967 to help market South African gold; it is the first modern bullion coin and is still issued today.

Gradually, the South African Mint started diversifying the range, first by issuing fractional Krugerrands, then by introducing different designs to the gold tenth-ounce (1/10th oz) format. These include the Protea series, the Natura series, as well as one-year types that do not fall into a particular series. The tenth-Krugerrands retain their specifications (22-carat gold) while the other coin series issued after 1994 are 99.99% gold; just as the quarter-Krugerrand though, they contain exactly one tenth of an ounce of pure gold or 1/10 oz Absolute Gold Weight (0.100 oz AGW).

This coin was issued as part of the 2016 Protea - Life of a Legend (Justice) coin series, which continues a series of commemorative coins, "The life of a legend: Nelson Mandela". Introduced in 2013, a different chapter of Mr Mandela’s life is portrayed annually (his childhood in 2013, his education years in 2014 and his arrival and early years in Johannesburg in 2015). In 2016, the series focuses on Nelson Mandela as a young attorney and the concept of justice.

The Freedom Charter, adopted at the Congress of the People held in Kliptown on 26 June 1955, was a statement of core principles which called for democracy and human rights, land reform, labour rights, nationalisation and a non-racial South Africa. Many of the demands listed in the Freedom Charter were included in the 1996 Constitution of South Africa (the charter was commemorated on a silver R1 coin in 2017). The year 2016 also marks the 20th anniversary of the approval of the Constitution.

Nelson Mandela achieved his goal of becoming an independent practising attorney when, in August 1952, he and Oliver Tambo became business partners and opened "Mandela & Tambo Attorneys" in Chancellor House. This was the first African law firm in South Africa and represented clients from all over the country. It was during this time that Mr Mandela became increasingly active within the African National Congress (ANC), fighting segregationist and discriminatory laws. The pure-gold R5 (1/10 oz) Protea coin symbolises the theme of justice with a scale in the background.

Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95 on 5 December 2013.

MintSouth African Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
South Africa / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Mandela - Justice - obverse photo

The obverse, common for all coins of the series in 2016, features Mr Mandela wearing one of his iconic Madiba shirts, underlined by a wreath made from South Africa’s national flower, the King Protea, and the date of issue 2016 divided by the portrait.

Above Mandela's shoulder, the initials of the die-sinker VLC (for VL Chipa); the design is by L Guerra.

Around above, the legend SOUTH AFRICA.

Obverse Inscription SOUTH AFRICA 2016
Reverse
South Africa / Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Mandela - Justice - reverse photo

The R5 (1/10oz, 24ct gold) 2016 Protea coin symbolises the theme of justice with a scale in the background, and a quotation from Mandela's 1962 address to the Old Synagogue Court in Pretoria on charges of inciting workers to strike and leave the country illegally: “To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela.

The value and denomination R 5 (Five Rand) are above the quote.

Around below, the metal content and composition of the coin: 1/10 oz Au 999.9 (Au is abbreviated from Aurum, which means "gold" in Latin and is used internationally on gold bullion coinage). To the right of that, the initials of the die-sinker PB (for Paul Botes); the design is by L Guerra.

Reverse Inscription R 5 Nelson Mandela 1/10 oz Au 999.9
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Individual mintage limited to 1,000. SA Mint ref. nr. G24-PC-PRT16, issue price R 3,850.

Issued in Set
2016 Protea Prestige Set - Life of a Legend, mintage unknown, limited to 800
3 coins: 1 oz Gold Mandela, 1/10 oz Gold Mandela, R1 Silver - Mandela
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Mandela - Justice: Known varieties
Variety Justice privy mark
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Privy mark on the obverse, between Mandela's portrait and the 16 of the date, in the form of the "scales of justice". Issued in the special launch set only.

In Set 2016 Protea Launch Set - Life of a Legend, mintage unknown, limited to 200
3 coins: 1 oz Gold Mandela, 1/10 oz Gold Mandela, R1 Silver - Mandela
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Mandela - Justice: References to Information Used
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All (55) Coins of Country: South Africa, Type: Gold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 1980 Krugerrand 856,975 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1981 Krugerrand 1,321,022 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1982 Krugerrand 1,064,809 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1983 Krugerrand 507,510 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1984 Krugerrand 898,270 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1985 Krugerrand 282,248 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1986 Krugerrand 95,612 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1987 Krugerrand 59,465 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1988 Krugerrand 90,295 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1989 Krugerrand 13,139 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1990 Krugerrand 98,466 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1991 Krugerrand 85,797 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1992 Krugerrand 1,789 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1993 Krugerrand 57,346 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1994 Krugerrand 87,968 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1995 Krugerrand 26,400 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1996 Krugerrand 11,836 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1997 Krugerrand 24,376 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1998 Krugerrand 17,251 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 1999 Krugerrand 31,415 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2000 Krugerrand 35,553 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2001 Krugerrand 26,052 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2002 Krugerrand 18,110 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2003 Krugerrand 19,679 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2004 Krugerrand 3,811 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2005 Krugerrand 23,836 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2006 Krugerrand 9,645 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2007 Krugerrand 17,866 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2008 Krugerrand 19,798 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2009 Krugerrand 86,317 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2010 Krugerrand 47,575 Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2011 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2012 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2013 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2014 Krugerrand unknown Paul Kruger by Otto Schultz SUID-AFRIKA · SOUTH AFRICA
Gold Tenth-Ounce 2015 Jackal unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2015
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Gold Tenth-Ounce 2016 Mandela - Justice: Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Coin TypeGold Tenth-Ounce (1/10 oz)
Issued2016
Face ValueVaries (x Rand)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
Material0.9999 Gold
DesignerL Guerra
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)16.5000
Mass (g)3.1100
OCC IDBVYX-OWRC-LKJB-EJZN
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Protea 2016 - Life of a Legend (Justice), NR Mandela: R5 (1/10 oz, 24 ct gold)
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Protea 2016 - Life of a Legend (Justice), NR Mandela: R5 (1/10 oz, 24 ct gold)
Copyright: South African Mint
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