1 Lowe 10th anniversary of independence


Location Bophuthatswana (South Africa)
Period Republic (1977-1994)
Type Fantasy items › Fantasy currency
Year 1987
Value 1 Lowe
Composition Platinum (.9995)
Weight 31.21 g
Shape Round
Technique Milled
References X# 2
George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2011. Unusual World Coins. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.

Commemorative issue

10th anniversary of independence


Script: Latin

1977 KEMONOSI 1987


Script: Latin

LOWE 1987


In the 1970s, the South African government declared four of the Bantustans “independent”. These were the Transkei in 1976, Bophuthatswana in 1977, Venda in 1979, and Ciskei in 1981. The remaining Bantustans remained self-governing, but had no independent rights. Bantustans were to become independent from South Africa. This was a strategy to push all Blacks out and have them isolated from South Africa. It meant that Blacks would have to support themselves in these areas.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1987  Photo 3 000 Proof

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Pictures Sale Date Grade Sold price
Picture 1 of a sold 1 Lowe (10th anniversary of independence)Picture 1 of a sold 1 Lowe (10th anniversary of independence)
Heritage Auctions
2022 November 20 - 21 The Archipelago Collection World Coins Showcase Auction 61284
Lot 99066
Internet Archive
Nov 20, 2022 UNC
(PCGS PR68 Deep Cameo)
USD 2400.00
(incl. buyer's premium)
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