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5 Thebe reeded edge

5 Thebe (reeded edge) -  obverse 5 Thebe (reeded edge) -  reverse

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Features

Country Botswana
Period Republic (1966-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1976-1989
Value 5 Thebe (0.05 BWP)
Currency Pula (1976-date)
Composition Bronze
Weight 2.8 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Thickness 1.17 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 07-01-2014
References KM# 4,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 5
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

Tribal shield with tusk and stalk on either side

Lettering:
BOTSWANA IPELEGENG
PULA
1976

Engraver: Michael Hibbit

Reverse

Red-billed hornbill left (Tockus erythrorhynchus), denomination at top. It is a complex of species occasionnaly split into 5 species, one of which, present in Botswana, is T. damarensis.

Lettering: 5 THEBE

Engraver: Michael Hibbit

Edge

Reeded

Comments

London Mint

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1976  3,000,000 0.74 1.10
1976  20,000 Proof
1977  250,000
1979  200,000
1980  1,000,000 0.58
1981  4,990,000 0.31 0.38
1981  10,000 Proof
1984  2,000,000 1.00
1985 
1988  0.53
1989  0.28 0.42

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