A currency with the image of Mandela

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South Africa has launched a gold coin and several Nelson Mandela banknotes to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth to celebrate this 18th of July.

The first series of banknotes commemorating the birth of South Africa’s first black president, in limited numbers, consists of denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 rand of south Africa, according to the country’s central bank.

The gold coin was designed by Sindiso Nyoni, who was born in Zimbabwe, a neighboring country of South Africa.

The currency with the effigy of Nelson Mandela should be put in circulation since Friday, July 13 in all the banks of the country.

It describes the key moments in the life of Mandela, in particular education in rural Eastern Cape, as the son of a tribal chief, his imprisonment, which lasted 27 years and the end of apartheid in 1994.

The Coin issue including the image of Nelson Mandela is part of events organized this year around the world, to pay tribute to the hero of the fight against racial segregation in South Africa.

A conference of former US President Barack Obama, scheduled for next week at Mandela Day on July 18th, will be the most important event of this series of events.

Nelson Mandela died in 2013 at the age of 95.

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