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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.
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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 - 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)
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
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 I (FAO)
1969

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

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