2005 1/4oz Gold Proof 2 Rand - World Heritage Site Series

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Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape

Mapungubwe, an open, expansive savannah/land at the confluence of Limpopo and Shashe rivers, is situated in the Northern Provence on the borders of South Africa, joining Zimbabwe and Botswana.  Ancient Mapungubwe developed into the largest kingdom in the subcontinent before it was abandoned in the 14th century.

This 2005 pure gold R2 coin depicts the now famous Mapungubwe Rhino relic.  The rhino, though made from wood which has now perished, was skillfully covered with a pure gold foil that was meticulously tacked with tiny gold nails.  The coin also portrays iron-age gold beads which were used for adornment and bartering.

Coin Specifications

Weight - 7.777 gram

Diameter - 22.00mm

Metal Content - Au 999.9

The coin is housed in a capsule and presented in the original South African Mint black case, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity (Certificate Number: 0325).




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