Coins from Lesotho

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.
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Non-circulating Loti (1966-1980)

Available for swap 5 Licente - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained)
1966

Non-circulating coin : Independence Attained
Silver (.900) • 2.8 g • ⌀ 19.25 mm
KM# 1, Schön# 1
Available for swap 10 Licente (Independence)
1966

Non-circulating coin : Independence.
Silver (.900) • 5.68 g • ⌀ 21.85 mm
KM# 2, Schön# 2
20 Licente - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained)
1966

Non-circulating coin : Independence Attained
Silver (.900) • 11.28 g • ⌀ 28.3 mm
KM# 3, Schön# 3
Available for swap 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)
1966

Non-circulating coin : Independence Attained
Gold (.917) • 3.994 g • ⌀ 19.0 mm
KM# 5, Schön# 5
1 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (FAO)
1969

Non-circulating coin : FAO
Gold (.917) • 3.99 g • ⌀ 19.0 mm
KM# 8, Schön# 10
2 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained)
1966

Non-circulating coin : Independence Attained
Gold (.917) • 7.99 g • ⌀ 22.0 mm
KM# 6, Schön# 6
2 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II
1966

Pattern
Gold (.900)
KM# Pn6, Fr# 7
Available for swap 2 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (FAO)
1969

Non-circulating coin : FAO
Gold (.917) • 7.99 g • ⌀ 22.0 mm
KM# 9, Schön# 11
4 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (Independence Attained)
1966

Non-circulating coin : Independence Attained
Gold (.917) • 15.98 g • ⌀ 28.0 mm
KM# 7, Schön# 7
4 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II
1966

Pattern
Gold (.900)
KM# Pn7, Fr# 6
4 Maloti - Moshoeshoe I (FAO)
1969

Non-circulating coin : FAO
Gold (.917) • 15.976 g • ⌀ 26.0 mm
KM# 10, Schön# 12
10 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II
1966

Pattern
Gold (.900)
KM# Pn8, Fr# 5
10 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (FAO)
1969

Non-circulating coin
Gold (.917) • 39.94 g • ⌀ 40.0 mm
KM# 11, Schön# 13
10 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (International Year of the Child; Piedfort)
1979

Non-circulating coin : International Year of the Child
Silver (.925) • 56.56 g • ⌀ 38.8 mm
KM# P1
20 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II
1966

Pattern
Gold (.900)
KM# Pn9, Fr# 4
20 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (FAO)
1969

Non-circulating coin : FAO
Gold (.917) • 79.881 g • ⌀ 39.0 mm
KM# 12, Schön# 14
50 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (Independence)
(1976)

Non-circulating coin : 10th Anniversary of Independence
Gold (.900) • 4.5 g • ⌀ 19.0 mm
KM# 14, Schön# 16
100 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (10th Anniversary of Independence)
1976

Non-circulating coin : 10th Anniversary of Independence
Gold (.900) • 9.0 g • ⌀ 24.0 mm
KM# 15, Schön# 17

Loti (1980-date)

100 Lisente = 1 Loti

Available for swap 1 Sente - Moshoeshoe II
1979-1989

Nickel brass • 1.5 g • ⌀ 16.5 mm
KM# 16, Schön# 18
Available for swap 1 Sente - Letsie III (Non-magnetic)
1992

Brass • 1.5 g • ⌀ 16.5 mm
KM# 54
Available for swap 1 Sente - Letsie III (Magnetic)
1992

Brass plated steel • 1.4 g • ⌀ 16.5 mm
KM# 54a
Available for swap 2 Lisente - Moshoeshoe II
1979-1989

Nickel brass • 2.5 g • ⌀ 19.5 mm
KM# 17, Schön# 19
Available for swap 2 Lisente - Letsie III (Non-magnetic)
1992

Brass • 2.5 g • ⌀ 19.5 mm
KM# 55
Available for swap 2 Lisente - Letsie III (Magnetic)
1992

Brass plated steel • 2.25 g • ⌀ 19.5 mm
KM# 55a
Available for swap 5 Lisente - Moshoeshoe II
1979-1989

Nickel brass • 4 g • ⌀ 23.25 mm
KM# 18
Available for swap 5 Lisente - Letsie III
1994

Brass • ⌀ 23.25 mm
KM# 56, Schön# 63
Available for swap 5 Lisente - Letsie III
1998-2006

Brass plated steel • 1.64 g • ⌀ 15.0 mm
KM# 62
Available for swap 10 Lisente - Moshoeshoe II
1979-1989

Copper-nickel • 2.0 g • ⌀ 18.35 mm
KM# 19
Available for swap 10 Lisente - Letsie III
1992

Copper-nickel • 2.0 g • ⌀ 18.35 mm
KM# 61
Available for swap 10 Lisente - Letsie III
1998-2018

Brass plated steel • 1.96 g • ⌀ 16.0 mm
KM# 63
Available for swap 20 Lisente - Letsie III
1998-2018

Brass plated steel • 2.67 g • ⌀ 18.0 mm
KM# 64
Available for swap 25 Lisente - Moshoeshoe II
1979-1989

Copper-nickel • 3.5 g • ⌀ 21.7 mm
KM# 20, Schön# 22
Available for swap 50 Lisente - Moshoeshoe II
1979-1989

Copper-nickel • 5.5 g • ⌀ 25.5 mm
KM# 21
Available for swap 50 Lisente - Letsie III
1998-2018

Brass plated steel • 3.4 g • ⌀ 20.0 mm
KM# 65
Available for swap 1 Loti - Moshoeshoe II
1979-1989

Copper-nickel • 11.31 g • ⌀ 28.5 mm
KM# 22, Schön# 24
1 Loti - Moshoeshoe II (Silver Jubilee)
1985

Non-circulating coin : 25th Anniversary of the Accession of King Moshoeshoe II (Silver Jubilee)
Silver (.925) • 11.31 g • ⌀ 28.0 mm
KM# 46, Schön# 57
1 Loti - Moshoeshoe II (Silver Jubilee)
1985

Non-circulating coin : 25th Anniversary of the Accession of King Moshoeshoe II
Gold (.917) • 18.98 g
KM# 46a, Schön# 57a
1 Loti (50 Years of the United Nations)
1995

Non-circulating coin : 50 Years of the United Nations.
Copper-nickel • 28.3 g • ⌀ 38.6 mm
KM# 60, Schön# 66
Available for swap 1 Loti - Letsie III
1998-2018

Nickel plated steel • 3.88 g • ⌀ 21.0 mm
KM# 66
Available for swap 2 Maloti - Letsie III
1996-2018

Nickel clad steel • 4.5 g • ⌀ 22.0 mm
KM# 58
Available for swap 5 Maloti (50th Anniversary of the United Nations)
1995

Circulating commemorative coin : 50th Anniversary of the United Nations.
Bimetallic: copper-nickel center in brass ring • 5.46 g • ⌀ 24.0 mm
KM# 67, Schön# 65
Available for swap 5 Maloti - Letsie III
1996-2010

Nickel clad steel • 6.37 g • ⌀ 25 mm
KM# 59
Available for swap 5 Maloti - Letsie III (50 Years of Independence)
2016

Circulating commemorative coin : 50 Years of Independence.
Bimetallic: copper-nickel center in brass ring • 7.08 g • ⌀ 25.0 mm
10 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (Independence)
1976

Non-circulating coin : 10th Anniversary of Independence
Silver (.925) • 25.1 g • ⌀ 38.3 mm
KM# 13, Schön# 15
Available for swap 10 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (Monument of King Moshoeshoe I)
1979-1980

Non-circulating coin : Monument of King Moshoeshoe I
Silver (.925) • 28.28 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
KM# 23, Schön# 25a
Available for swap 10 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (International Year of the Child)
1979

Non-circulating coin : International Year of the Child
Silver (.925) • 28.3 g • ⌀ 38.8 mm
KM# 24, Schön# 26
Available for swap 10 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II
1982

Non-circulating coin : World football championship 1982
Silver (.925) • 23.33 g • ⌀ 38.7 mm
KM# 32
10 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (World Cup)
1982

Non-circulating coin : 1982 World Cup, Spain
Silver (.925) • 23.28 g • ⌀ 38.61 mm
KM# 34, Schön# 41
10 Maloti - Moshoeshoe II (George Washington)
1982

Non-circulating coin : 250th Anniversary of George Washington
Silver (.500) • 31.1 g • ⌀ 38.5 mm
KM# 40, Schön# 44

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