While digital or crypocurrency seems to be the fad among South Africans looking to grow their cash, the South African Mint (SA Mint) seemingly believes that investing in tangle currency is still the best option.
SA Mint, a subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank, has launched four colour coins to its sterling – silver colour coin series, with bird fauna and flora of the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve (CWCBR).
“The range celebrates the rich diversity and astounding beauty of the Cape West Coast Biosphere, situated north of Cape Town,” said SA Mint in a statement.
The latest edition colour coins consists of two R10 bird-themed colour coins and two R5 flower-themed coins all in sterling silver.
The reverse of the R10 denominated colour coin features the Blue Crane with its Latin name Grus Paradisea while the other features the Caspian Tern with its Latin name Hydroprogne Caspia.
At the back of the R5 denominated colour coin is the Starfish Lily with its Latin name Ferraria Crispa while the other features the Yellow Wine Cup with its Latin name Geissorhiza Darlingensis.
The common obverse of all the coins in the new series is a map of South Africa with the location of the CWCBR within the Western Cape Province.
“Whether you’re looking for a meaningful gift to celebrate an occasion or a reward to celebrate your children’s achievements, a gift from South African Mint sends a clear message that this is an occasion to remember and a gift whose value appreciates with time,” said South African Mint MD Tumi Tsehlo.
“The CWCBR series is a special work of art and the success of the series is testament to the incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail. Besides celebrating the moment, it could also inspire a lifelong passion for coins,” said Tsehlo.