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 (1/10 oz) gold coin features the following extract from FW de Klerk's acceptance speech at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony held in Oslo, Norway on 10 December 1993:
"What is taking place in South Africa is such a deed - a deed resounding over the earth - a deed of peace. It brings hope to all South Africans. It opens new horizons for Sub-Saharan Africa. It has the capacity to unlock the tremendous potential of our country and our region. The new era, which is dawning in our country beneath the great southern stars, will lift us out of the silent grief of our past and into a future in which there will be opportunity and space for joy and beauty - for real and lasting peace".
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||R3,000|
|Estimated Market Value: 2013||R4,000|
|Estimated Market Value: 2014||R4,000|