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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. Read more

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Botswana - Rand (1961-1976)

50 Cents (Independence) – obverse
50 Cents (Independence) – reverse
50 Cents (Independence)
(1966)
Non circulating coin: Independence
Silver (.800) • 10 g • ⌀ 27 mm
KM# 1
10 Thebe (Independence) – obverse
10 Thebe (Independence) – reverse
10 Thebe (Independence)
(1966)
Non circulating coin: Independence
Gold (.900) • 11.29 g • ⌀ 24.5 mm
KM# 2

Botswana - Pula (1976-date)

100 Thebe = 1 Pula

1 Thebe – obverse
1 Thebe – reverse
1 Thebe
1976-1991
Aluminium • 0.8 g • ⌀ 18.5 mm
KM# 3, Schön# 3
2 Thebe (World Food Day) FAO – obverse
2 Thebe (World Food Day) FAO – reverse
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
5 Thebe (reeded edge) – obverse
5 Thebe (reeded edge) – reverse
5 Thebe (reeded edge)
1976-1989
Bronze • 2.8 g • ⌀ 19.5 mm
KM# 4, Schön# 5
5 Thebe – obverse
5 Thebe – reverse
5 Thebe
1991-1996
Bronze clad Steel • 2.8 g • ⌀ 19.5 mm
KM# 4a, Schön# 5a
5 Thebe – obverse
5 Thebe – reverse
5 Thebe
1998-2009
Bronze clad Steel • 2.41 g • ⌀ 17 mm
KM# 26, Schön# 24
5 Thebe – obverse
5 Thebe – reverse
5 Thebe
2013
Nickel clad Steel • 2.22 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 31, Schön# 32
10 Thebe – obverse
10 Thebe – reverse
10 Thebe
1976-1989
Circulating commemorative coin: FAO - Self-Sufficiency
Copper-nickel • 4 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 5, Schön# 6
10 Thebe – obverse
10 Thebe – reverse
10 Thebe
1991
Nickel clad Steel • 3.8 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 5a, Schön# 6a
10 Thebe – obverse
10 Thebe – reverse
10 Thebe
1998-2008
Nickel clad Steel • 2.8 g • ⌀ 18 mm
KM# 27, Schön# 25
10 Thebe – obverse
10 Thebe – reverse
10 Thebe
2013
Nickel clad Steel • 2.8 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 32, Schön# 33
25 Thebe – obverse
25 Thebe – reverse
25 Thebe
1976-1989
Copper-nickel • 5.8 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 6, Schön# 7
25 Thebe – obverse
25 Thebe – reverse
25 Thebe
1991
Nickel clad Steel • 5.73 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 6a, Schön# 7a
25 Thebe – obverse
25 Thebe – reverse
25 Thebe
1998-2009
Nickel clad Steel • 3.5 g • ⌀ 20 mm
KM# 28, Schön# 26
25 Thebe – obverse
25 Thebe – reverse
25 Thebe
2013
Nickel clad Steel • 4.2 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 33, Schön# 34
50 Thebe – obverse
50 Thebe – reverse
50 Thebe
1976-1985
Copper-nickel • 11.4 g • ⌀ 28.5 mm
KM# 7, Schön# 8
50 Thebe – obverse
50 Thebe – reverse
50 Thebe
1991
Nickel clad Steel • 11.17 g • ⌀ 28.5 mm
KM# 7a, Schön# 8a
50 Thebe – obverse
50 Thebe – reverse
50 Thebe
1996-2001
Nickel clad Steel • 4.82 g • ⌀ 21.3 mm
KM# 29, Schön# 27
50 Thebe – obverse
50 Thebe – reverse
50 Thebe
2013
Nickel clad Steel • 5.3 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 34, Schön# 35

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