The South African Mint honours “The Life of a Legend: Nelson Mandela”’ on the Protea coin series. Nelson Mandela’s childhood and love for children is portrayed in this series.
He was born Rolihlahla Mandela on 18 July I9l8 in Mvezo. His father was Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Gadla Henry, chief or Mvezo and his mother, Noqaphi Nosekeni, one of the Chief’s four wives.
The family moved to Qunu where Mandela spent his early childhood. After his father’s death he went to live with the regent of the Thembu people. Chief Jongintaba Dalindyebo, who lived in Mqhekezweni. He would grow into a young man shaped by the contrasting worlds of the regent and his court, the traditions of the Thembu people and the missionary teachings of the Methodist church.
The quote “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats it’s children. “Launch of the Nelson Mandela’s children’s Fund. 8 May l995) is depicted on the pure gold R5 (1/10 oz) protea coin.
The obverse depicts Nelson Mandela with South Africa’s national flower the King Protea.
|Metal Content:||Au 999.9|
|Reverse Die-sinker:||C Moses|
|Reverse Artist:||L Guerra|
|Purity:||24 carat Gold|
|Estimated Market Value: 2013||R2,660|
|Estimated Market Value: 2014||R2,660|