Two Rand 2019 Freedom of Movement and Residence, Coin from South Africa - detailed information

Two Rand 2019 Freedom of Movement and Residence, Coin from South Africa
CoinTwo Rand 2019 Freedom of Movement and Residence

The Rand currency was introduced in the then Union of South Africa on 14 February 1961, shortly before the establishment of the Republic on 31 May 1961. The Two Rand coin was initially a gold bullion coin equal to the earlier gold pound, which was itself equal to a British sovereign (minted, among others, at the Pretoria branch of the Royal Mint - now the South African Mint, until 1932).

Nickel-plated copper Two Rand coins started to be issued for regular circulation in 1989. From time to time, the South African Reserve Bank also issues commemorative Two Rand coins such as this one.

This coin was issued as part of the SA25 coin series celebrating 25 years of democracy in South Africa.

The South African Mint says about the series:
"2019 marks a monumental 25 years of Constitutional Democracy for the nation of South Africa. To reinvigorate national pride, the South African Mint released the SA25 themed coin range under the series Celebrating South Africa. South Africans were consulted on their interpretation of democracy and freedom and shared the symbols that they associate with these values. This commemorative coin range was then developed, giving everyone an opportunity to reflect on our diverse identity as a country.

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa is the supreme law, with the Bill of Rights being the cornerstone of democracy in South Africa. It enshrines the rights of all people in the country and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom. After deliberating with South Africans from all walks of life and from all backgrounds who were born during this time, it was decided that this commemorative coin range would portray some of these rights as contained in the Bill of Rights."

This is one of five different commemorative Two Rand coins issued in 2019 with reverse designs based on some of the fundamental human rights enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, namely Children’s Rights, Right to Education, Environmental Rights, Freedom of Movement and Residence, and Freedom of Religion, Belief and Opinion.

The coin was released into circulation, and in mint sets in Proof grade.

MintSouth African Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
South Africa / Two Rand 2019 Freedom of Movement and Residence - obverse photo

Within a recessed square with rounded corners, the obverse of the coin displays the Coat of Arms of South Africa at its centre, as adopted on Freedom Day 27 April 2000.

The Coat of Arms is a series of elements organised in distinct symmetric egg-like or oval shapes placed on top of one another. The completed structure combines the lower and higher oval shape in a symbol of infinity. The path that connects the lower edge of the scroll, through the lines of the tusks, with the horizon above and the sun rising at the top, forms the shape of the cosmic egg from which the secretary bird rises. In the symbolic sense, this is the implied rebirth of the spirit of the great and heroic nation of South Africa.

The motto in the semicircle around below, ǃKE E꞉ ǀXARRA ǁKE, is written in the Khoisan language of the ǀXam people and translates literally to "diverse people unite".

Below the Coat of Arms, the initials of the engraver: ALS (for Arthur Sutherland).

Above the Coat of Arms, the date 2019. Vertically to left and right, the legend "South Africa" written in two of the eleven official languages of the country. There is a system of rotation whereby the inscriptions alternate each year.

The languages in 2019 are English and Tsonga, so the inscriptions read South Africa and Afrika-Dzonga respectively.

Obverse Inscription South Africa 2019 Afrika-Dzonga
Reverse
South Africa / Two Rand 2019 Freedom of Movement and Residence - reverse photo

The illustration on the reverse of this circulating commemorative R2 coin represents Freedom of Movement and Residence, symbolised by a plane, a bird holding a key, and a minibus taxi.

Local graffiti artist Rasty Knayles who designed this coin likened freedom to a bird, a complete embodiment of being free to move around and reside anywhere in the country. The weaver bird is a reflection of an average South African, hard-working, cheerful and respectful to fellow beings. The key symbolises a passport, a prized document which guarantees any person holding it, free and through access across borders and return home and above all serve as an infallible South African identify. The minibus taxi used by millions of South Africans and the passenger plane highlight economic activity as well as movement.

To the right, on two lines, the value and denomination 2 RAND. Around below, the inscription freedom of movement and residence 1994 · 2019. The typography of the inscription, designed by Garth Walker, unifies the reverses of all coins of the series.

On the ground behind the minibus and above the 9 of 2019, in small letters the die-sinker's initials MJS (for MJ Scheepers).

Reverse Inscription 2 RAND freedom of movement and residence 1994 · 2019
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Notes

About the coin creators, the South African Mint says the following:
"Durban-based artist and reverse typographer, Garth Walker, whose interest lies in asking “what makes me African - and what does that look like?” got his start as a graphic designer in the mid-1970s. Today, he is the proud founder of two established design studios and his work is represented in esteemed collections, galleries, universities and libraries across the globe - from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to The Smithsonian. In 1995 he self-published his experimental studio magazine iJusi, and he continues to publish work in numerous books and magazines today. Walker is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale, British D&AD and a Life Member of The Type Directors Club (NY)."

"Knayles is a Johannesburg-based artist with a focus far removed from classic art - he expresses himself in the art of graffiti and tattooing. Making his career debut as a graffiti artist, Knayles has created and curated some of the most iconic street murals in the city of Johannesburg and has now cemented his place as a pioneer of the local graffiti movement.

Over the last ten years of his career, Knayles was introduced to the art of tattooing and has since established himself as one of South Africa’s leading tattoo artists. He takes his inspiration from his surroundings, the city streets, popular culture, day-to-day interactions, and he always strives to show the lighter side of these subjects."

See also

The SA25 Series of commemorative coins includes:
- Gold Ounce (R500) - Constitutional Court
- Silver Ounce (R50) - Constitutional Democracy
- Bronze Ounce (R50) - Constitutional Democracy
- Circulating Commemorative R5 - Constitutional Democracy
- Circulating Commemorative R2 - Children’s Rights
- Circulating Commemorative R2 - Right to Education
- Circulating Commemorative R2 - Environmental Rights
- Circulating Commemorative R2 - Freedom of Movement and Residence
- Circulating Commemorative R2 - Freedom of Religion, Belief and Opinion

Two Rand 2019 Freedom of Movement and Residence: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 100,000
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coins in mint sets.

In Sets Celebrating South Africa: 25 years of constitutional democracy 6 Coin Set (Uncirculated), mintage unknown, limited to 100,000
6 coins: R5 Constitutional Democracy, R2 Children’s Rights, R2 Right to Education, R2 Environmental Rights, R2 Freedom of Movement and Residence, R2 Freedom of Religion, Belief and Opinion

2019 Celebrating South Africa 25 Years Constitution Democracy 9 Coin Set, mintage unknown, limited to 225
9 coins: R500 Gold Ounce, R50 Silver Ounce, R50 Bronze Ounce, R5 Constitutional Democracy, R2 Children’s Rights, R2 Right to Education, R2 Environmental Rights, R2 Freedom of Movement and Residence, R2 Freedom of Religion, Belief and Opinion

2019 Celebrating South Africa 25 Years Constitution Democracy 8 Coin Set, mintage unknown, limited to 2,250
8 coins: R50 Silver Ounce, R50 Bronze Ounce, R5 Constitutional Democracy, R2 Children’s Rights, R2 Right to Education, R2 Environmental Rights, R2 Freedom of Movement and Residence, R2 Freedom of Religion, Belief and Opinion
Variety Proof
Mintage Issued: 2,475
Details

Issued in the mint sets only, not individually.

Two Rand 2019 Freedom of Movement and Residence: References to Information Used
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All (41) Coins of Country: South Africa, Type: Two Rand
Coin NameMintageSymbolLegend
Two Rand 1989 65,246,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA 1989 SOUTH AFRICA
Two Rand 1990 70,677,230 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA 1990 SOUTH AFRICA
Two Rand 1991 39,270,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA 1991 SOUTH AFRICA
Two Rand 1992 2,140,087 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA 1992 SOUTH AFRICA
Two Rand 1993 110,692 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA 1993 SOUTH AFRICA
Two Rand 1994 1,006,590 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA 1994 SOUTH AFRICA
Two Rand 1995 13,227,293 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 SUID-AFRIKA 1995 SOUTH AFRICA
Two Rand 1996 139,503 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 UMZANTSI AFRIKA 1996
Two Rand 1997 1,815,111 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 UMZANTSI AFRIKA 1997
Two Rand 1998 7,387,538 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 UMZANTSI AFRIKA 1998
Two Rand 1999 4,809,299 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 UMZANTSI AFRIKA 1999
Two Rand 2000 (Old CoA) 19,011,470 Coat of Arms of South Africa, 1910 UMZANTSI AFRIKA 2000
Two Rand 2000 (New CoA) 19,000,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa UMZANTSI AFRIKA 2000
Two Rand 2001 3,603,678 Coat of Arms of South Africa UMZANTSI AFRIKA 2001
Two Rand 2002 12,003,250 Coat of Arms of South Africa iNingizimu Afrika 2002 uMzantsi Afrika
Two Rand 2003 5,002,909 Coat of Arms of South Africa iNingizimu Afrika 2003 iSewula Afrika
Two Rand 2004 Ten Years of Freedom unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa SOUTH AFRICA 2004
Two Rand 2004 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Afurika Tshipembe 2004 iSewula Afrika
Two Rand 2005 13,501,944 Coat of Arms of South Africa Ningizimu Afrika 2005 Afurika Tshipembe
Two Rand 2006 5,041,637 Coat of Arms of South Africa Afrika-Dzonga 2006 Ningizimu Afrika
Two Rand 2007 32,581,280 Coat of Arms of South Africa South Africa 2007 Afrika-Dzonga
Two Rand 2008 48,061,563 Coat of Arms of South Africa Aforika Borwa 2008 South Africa
Two Rand 2009 12,600,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa Afrika Borwa 2009 Aforika Borwa
Two Rand 2010 29,000,000 Coat of Arms of South Africa Suid-Afrika 2010 Afrika Borwa
Two Rand 2011 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa uMzantsi Afrika 2011 Suid-Afrika
Two Rand 2012 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Suid-Afrika 2012 Afrika Borwa
Two Rand 2013 Union Buildings unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa uMzantsi Afrika 2013 Suid-Afrika
Two Rand 2013 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa uMzantsi Afrika 2013 Suid-Afrika
Two Rand 2014 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa iNingizimu Afrika 2014 uMzantsi Afrika
Two Rand 2014 Union Buildings unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa iNingizimu Afrika 2014 uMzantsi Afrika
Two Rand 2015 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa iSewula Afrika 2015 iNingizimu Afrika
Two Rand 2016 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Afurika Tshipembe 2016 iSewula Afrika
Two Rand 2017 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Ningizimu Afrika 2017 Afurika Tshipembe
Two Rand 2018 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Afrika-Dzonga 2018 Ningizimu Afrika
Two Rand 2019 Children’s Rights unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa South Africa 2019 Afrika-Dzonga
Two Rand 2019 Right to Education unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa South Africa 2019 Afrika-Dzonga
Two Rand 2019 Environmental Rights unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa South Africa 2019 Afrika-Dzonga
Two Rand 2019 Freedom of Movement and Residence unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa South Africa 2019 Afrika-Dzonga
Two Rand 2019 Freedom of Religion, Belief and Opinion unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa South Africa 2019 Afrika-Dzonga
Two Rand 2019 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa South Africa 2019 Afrika-Dzonga
Two Rand 2020 unknown Coat of Arms of South Africa Aforika Borwa 2020 South Africa
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Two Rand 2019 Freedom of Movement and Residence: Details
CountrySouth Africa
CurrencyRand
Coin TypeTwo Rand, Commemorative
Issued2019
SymbolCoat of Arms of South Africa
Face Value2 (x Rand)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialNickel-plated Copper
DesignerRasty Knayles
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)23
Thickness (mm)1.7500
Mass (g)5.5000
OCC IDNXYD-ENZC-WAJN-EVRB
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