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Lesotho, officially the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a land-locked country, the only one in the world outside of the Italian peninsula, within the border of South Africa. It is just over 30,000 km² (11,583 square miles) in size and has a population of about 2,2 million. Its capital and largest city is Maseru. It was previously a British Colony called Basutoland, but it declared independence from the United Kingdom on 4 October 1966. Today it is a UN Member and a sovereign State and part of the Commonwealth of Nations, as well as the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The name translated means "the land of the Basotho people who speak Sesotho". The country issued some coins in 1966 and 1969, but the current circulation coinage was introduced in 1979. The main currency is Loti (plural Maloti after the Sotho name for the Drakensberg) divided into 100 Lisente (singular Sente). The currency is fixed at 1:1 with the South African Rand, and the Rand is accepted as legal tender in Lesotho. The current Monarch is King Letsie III and serves a ceremonial function only as the country has an independently elected government. Read more

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Lesotho - Non-circulating Loti (1966-1980)

5 Licente - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained) – obverse
5 Licente - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained) – reverse
5 Licente - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained)
1966
Non circulating coin: Independence Attained
Silver (.900) • 2.8 g • ⌀ 19.25 mm
KM# 1, Schön# 1
10 Licente - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained) – obverse
10 Licente - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained) – reverse
10 Licente - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained)
1966
Non circulating coin: Independence Attained
Silver (.900) • 5.68 g • ⌀ 21.85 mm
KM# 2, Schön# 2
20 Licente - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained) – obverse
20 Licente - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained) – reverse
20 Licente - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained)
1966
Non circulating coin: Independence Attained
Silver (.900) • 11.28 g • ⌀ 28.3 mm
KM# 3, Schön# 3
50 Licente - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained) – obverse
50 Licente - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained) – reverse
50 Licente - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained)
1966
Non circulating coin: Independence Attained
Silver (.900) • 28.10 g • ⌀ 35.55 mm
KM# 4, Schön# 4
1 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained) – obverse
1 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained) – reverse
1 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained)
1966
Non circulating coin: Independence Attained
Gold (.917) • 3.99 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 5
1 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (FAO) – obverse
1 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (FAO) – reverse
1 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (FAO)
1969
Non circulating coin: FAO
Gold (.917) • 3.99 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 8, Schön# 10
2 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained) – obverse
2 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained) – reverse
2 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained)
1966
Non circulating coin: Independence Attained
Gold (.917) • 7.99 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 6, Schön# 6
1 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (FAO) – obverse
1 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (FAO) – reverse
1 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (FAO)
1969
Non circulating coin: FAO
Gold (.917) • 7.99 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 9, Schön# 11
4 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained) – obverse
4 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained) – reverse
4 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained)
1966
Non circulating coin: Independence Attained
Gold (.917) • 15.98 g • ⌀ 28 mm
KM# 7, Schön# 7
4 Maloti - Moshoeshoe I (FAO) – obverse
4 Maloti - Moshoeshoe I (FAO) – reverse
4 Maloti - Moshoeshoe I (FAO)
1969
Non circulating coin: FAO
Gold (.917) • 15.98 g • ⌀ 26 mm
KM# 10
10 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II – obverse
10 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II – reverse
10 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II
1969
Non circulating coin
Gold (.917) • 39.94 g • ⌀ 40 mm
KM# 11
10 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (International Year of the Child; Piedfort) – obverse
10 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (International Year of the Child; Piedfort) – reverse
10 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (International Year of the Child; Piedfort)
1979
Non circulating coin: International Year of the Child
Silver (.925) • 56.56 g • ⌀ 38.80 mm
KM# P1
20 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (FAO) – obverse
20 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (FAO) – reverse
20 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (FAO)
1969
Non circulating coin: FAO
Gold (.917) • 79.88 g • ⌀ 39 mm
KM# 12
50 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (Independence) – obverse
50 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (Independence) – reverse
50 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (Independence)
(1976)
Non circulating coin: 10th Anniversary of Independence
Gold (.900) • 4.5 g • ⌀ 19 mm
KM# 14
100 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (10th Anniversary of Independence) – obverse
100 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (10th Anniversary of Independence) – reverse
100 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (10th Anniversary of Independence)
1976
Non circulating coin: 10th Anniversary of Independence
Gold (.900) • 9.00 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 15

Lesotho - Loti (1980-date)

100 Lisente = 1 Loti

1 Sente - Moshoeshoe II – obverse
1 Sente - Moshoeshoe II – reverse
1 Sente - Moshoeshoe II
1979-1989
Nickel-brass • 1.5 g • ⌀ 16.5 mm
KM# 16, Schön# 18
1 Sente - Letsie III (Non-magnetic) – obverse
1 Sente - Letsie III (Non-magnetic) – reverse
1 Sente - Letsie III (Non-magnetic)
1992
Brass • 1.5 g • ⌀ 16.5 mm
KM# 54
1 Sente - Letsie III (Magnetic) – obverse
1 Sente - Letsie III (Magnetic) – reverse
1 Sente - Letsie III (Magnetic)
1992
Brass plated Steel • 1.39 g • ⌀ 16.5 mm
KM# 54a
2 Lisente - Moshoeshoe II – obverse
2 Lisente - Moshoeshoe II – reverse
2 Lisente - Moshoeshoe II
1979-1989
Nickel-brass • 2.5 g • ⌀ 19.5 mm
KM# 17, Schön# 19
2 Lisente - Letsie III (Non-magnetic) – obverse
2 Lisente - Letsie III (Non-magnetic) – reverse
2 Lisente - Letsie III (Non-magnetic)
1992
Brass • 2.5 g • ⌀ 19.5 mm
KM# 55

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Numista referee for this country is Pcoetzee5.

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