Mr Mandela and Mr de Klerk were awarded the joint Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for their work for the peaceful termination of apartheid in South Africa and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa. The previous Nobel laureates Chief Albert Luthuli and Archbishop Desmond Tutu made important contributions towards racial equality in South Africa. Mandela and de Klerk took the process a major step further.
The reverse of the Protea R5 (1/1 0 oz) gold coin features the following extract from Nelson Mandela's acceptance speech at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony held in Oslo, Norway on 10 December 1993:
"We live with the hope that as she battles to remake herself South Africa, will be like a microcosm of the new world that is striving to be born. This must be a world of democracy and respect for human rights, a world freed from the horrors of poverty, hunger, deprivation and ignorance, relieved of the threat and the scourge of civil wars and external aggression and unburdened of the great tragedy of millions forced to become refugees".
On the common obverse, a King Protea, the words "South Africa" and the year "2007" are featured.
|Metal Content:||Au 999.9|
|Reverse Die-sinker:||MJ Scheepers|
|Reverse Artist:||N van Niekerk|
|Obverse Die-sinker:||AL Sutherland|
|Obverse Artist:||AL Sutherland|
|Purity:||24 carat Gold|
|Estimated Market Value: 2008||R1,100|
|Estimated Market Value: 2009||R3,500|
|Estimated Market Value: 2013||R4,500|
|Estimated Market Value: 2014||R4,500|