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5 Thebe reeded edge

5 Thebe (reeded edge) -  obverse5 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 Frequency
1976  3,000,000 0.25 0.42 0.81 0.90 1.14 35%
1976  20,000 3% Proof
1977  250,000 5%
1979  200,000 2%
1980  1,000,000 0.61 10%
1981  4,990,000 0.18 0.37 25%
1981  10,000 0.8% Proof
1984  2,000,000 0.98 19%
1985  0.6%
1988  0.52 24%
1989  0.28 0.41 0.90 23%

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