Coins from Botswana

Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Formerly known as the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana took on its new name after becoming independent on 30 September 1966. Botswana is said to have the best perceived corruption ranking in Africa since at least 1998. Hard to believe, but Botswana is currently Africa's oldest continuous democracy. Topographically flat, the Kalahari Desert covers around 70% of the 581,730 km² (224,610 square miles) land. It has a population of just over 2 million people, making Botswana one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world. The capital and largest city, Gaborone is home to only 10% of the population. In the 1960s it had a GDP per capita of about US$70 per year, but since then has transformed itself into one of the world's fastest-growing economies. The economy is sustained by mining, cattle, and tourism. Today, Botswana has an astonishing GDP per capita of about $18,825 per year as of 2015, which is one of the highest in Africa, a growth of almost 27,000% from 1960. The currency is the Pula (translated as rain) divided into 100 Thebe (raindrops). The first coins were issued to commemorate the independence in 1966, while first circulation coins were only issued in 1976, 10 years after independence.
Wikidata: Q963

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Rand (1961-1976)

Available for swap 50 Cents (Independence)
(1966)

Non-circulating coin : Independence
Silver (.800) • 10 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# 1, Schön# 1
10 Thebe (Independence)
(1966)

Non-circulating coin : Independence
Gold (.900) • 11.29 g • ⌀ 24.5 mm
KM# 2, Schön# 2

Pula (1976-date)

100 Thebe = 1 Pula

Available for swap 1 Thebe
1976-1991

Aluminium • 0.7 g • ⌀ 18.5 mm
KM# 3, Schön# 3
Available for swap 2 Thebe (World Food Day) FAO
1981-1985

Circulating commemorative coin : FAO - World Food Day
Bronze • 1.8 g • ⌀ 17.4 mm
KM# 14, Schön# 4
Available for swap 5 Thebe (reeded edge)
1976-1989

Bronze (97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Tin) • 2.7 g • ⌀ 19.5 mm
KM# 4, Schön# 5
Available for swap 5 Thebe
1991-1996

Bronze clad steel • 2.8 g • ⌀ 19.5 mm
KM# 4a, Schön# 5a
Available for swap 5 Thebe
1998-2009

Copper plated steel • 2.41 g • ⌀ 16.9 mm
KM# 26, Schön# 24
Available for swap 5 Thebe
2013

Nickel clad steel • 2.218 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 31, Schön# 32
Available for swap 10 Thebe
1976-1989

Copper-nickel • 3.83 g • ⌀ 22.0 mm
KM# 5, Schön# 6
Available for swap 10 Thebe
1991

Nickel clad steel • 3.8 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 5a, Schön# 6a
Available for swap 10 Thebe
1998-2008

Nickel clad steel • 2.8 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 27, Schön# 25
Available for swap 10 Thebe
2013-2016

Nickel clad steel • 2.8 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 32, Schön# 33
Available for swap 25 Thebe
1976-1989

Copper-nickel • 5.73 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 6, Schön# 7
Available for swap 25 Thebe
1991

Nickel clad steel • 5.73 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 6a, Schön# 7a
Available for swap 25 Thebe
1998-2009

Nickel clad steel • 3.5 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 28, Schön# 26
Available for swap 25 Thebe
2013

Nickel clad steel • 4.2 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 33, Schön# 34
Available for swap 50 Thebe
1976-1985

Copper-nickel • 11.31 g • ⌀ 28.5 mm
KM# 7, Schön# 8
Available for swap 50 Thebe
1991

Nickel clad steel • 11.17 g • ⌀ 28.5 mm
KM# 7a, Schön# 8a
Available for swap 50 Thebe
1996-2001

Nickel clad steel • 4.82 g • ⌀ 21.3 mm
KM# 29, Schön# 27
Available for swap 50 Thebe
2013

Nickel clad steel • 5.3 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 34, Schön# 35
Available for swap 1 Pula
1976-1987

Copper-nickel • 10.3 g • ⌀ 29.5 mm
KM# 8, Schön# 9
Available for swap 1 Pula
1991-2007

Nickel brass • 8.8 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 24, Schön# 28
Available for swap 1 Pula
2013-2016

Bronze plated steel • 7.8 g • ⌀ 26 mm
KM# 35, Schön# 36
2 Pula (Commonwealth Games)
1986

Non-circulating coin : Commonwealth Games
Silver (.500) • 28.28 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
KM# 17, Schön# 17
2 Pula (Commonwealth Games)
1986

Non-circulating coin : Commonwealth Games
Silver (.925) • 28.28 g
KM# 17a, Schön# 17a
2 Pula (Slaty Egret)
1986

Non-circulating coin : Wildlife Series - Slaty Egret
Silver (.925) • 28.28 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
KM# 18, Schön# 18
2 Pula (Save the Children Fund)
1989

Non-circulating coin : Save the Children Fund
Silver (.925) • 28.28 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 22, Schön# 22
Available for swap 2 Pula
1994

Nickel brass • 6.03 g • ⌀ 26.4 mm
KM# 25, Schön# 29
Available for swap 2 Pula
2004

Brass plated steel • 6.02 g • ⌀ 24.6 mm
KM# 25a, Schön# 30
Available for swap 2 Pula
2013-2016

Bimetallic: bronze plated steel center in nickel plated steel ring • 7.3 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# 36, Schön# 37
5 Pula (Independence)
(1976)

Non-circulating coin : 10th Anniversary of Independence
Silver (.925) • 28.28 g • ⌀ 38.6 mm
KM# 9, Schön# 10
Available for swap 5 Pula (Independence; Silver Proof Issue)
1976

Non-circulating coin : 10th Anniversary of Independence
Silver (.925) • 28.28 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 9a, Schön# 10a
5 Pula (Gemsbok)
1978

Non-circulating coin
Silver (.500) • 28.30 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
KM# 11, Schön# 12
Available for swap 5 Pula (Gemsbok)
1978

Non-circulating coin
Silver (.925) • 28.50 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
KM# 11a, Schön# 12a
5 Pula (Disabled persons)
1981

Non-circulating coin : International Year of Disabled Persons
Silver (.925) • 28.500 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
KM# 15, Schön# 15
5 Pula (Wildlife)
1986

Non-circulating coin : Wildlife - Red Lechwes
Gold (.917) • 15.98 g • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# 19, Schön# 19
5 Pula (Pope's Visit)
1988

Non-circulating coin : Pope's Visit
Copper-nickel • 28 g • ⌀ 38.5 mm
KM# 20, Schön# 21
5 Pula (Pope's Visit)
1988

Non-circulating coin : Pope's Visit
Silver (.925) • 28.28 g
KM# 20a, Schön# 21a
5 Pula (Summer Olympics)
1988

Non-circulating coin : 1988 Summer Olympics
Silver (.925) • 28.28 g • ⌀ 38 mm
KM# 21, Schön# 20
5 Pula (Save the Children Fund)
1989

Non-circulating coin : Save the Children Fund
Gold (.917) • 10.00 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 23, Schön# 23
Available for swap 5 Pula
2000-2007

Bimetallic: copper-nickel center in brass ring • 6.0 g • ⌀ 23.5 mm
KM# 30, Schön# 31
Available for swap 5 Pula
2013-2016

Bimetallic: copper-nickel center in brass ring (center and ring plated steel (magnetic)) • 8.7 g • ⌀ 28.0 mm
KM# 37, Schön# 38
Available for swap 10 Pula (Klipspringer)
1978

Non-circulating coin : Wildlife Series - Klipspringer
Silver (.500) • 35.00 g • ⌀ 42 mm
KM# 12, Schön# 13
10 Pula (Klipspringer)
1978

Non-circulating coin : Wildlife Series - Klipspringer
Silver (.925) • 35 g • ⌀ 41 mm
KM# 12a, Schön# 13a
150 Pula (Independence)
1976

Non-circulating coin : 10th Anniversary of Independence
Gold (.917) • 15.98 g • ⌀ 28.4 mm
KM# 10, Schön# 11
150 Pula (Brown Hyena)
1978

Non-circulating coin : Conservation series
Gold (.900) • 33.437 g • ⌀ 34 mm
KM# 13, Schön# 14
150 Pula (Year of Disabled Persons)
1981

Non-circulating coin : International Year of Disabled Persons
Gold (.917) • 15.98 g • ⌀ 28.4 mm
KM# 16, Schön# 16

Numista referee for coins of this issuer is Pcoetzee5.

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