Nkwe 10 Years of Independence


Issuer Bophuthatswana (South Africa)
Period Republic (1977-1994)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1987
Value Nkwe (1)
Currency Nkwe
Composition Gold (.917)
Weight 16.966 g
Diameter 27.0 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 138185
References X# 1,
George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2011. Unusual World Coins. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.
Schön# 1
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

10th Anniversary of independence


Country name curved around the top.
Head of a leopard
Date and more lettering curved around the bottom

Script: Latin

1977 KEMONOSI 1987


Denomination at the top
Coat of arms of Bophuthatswana spaced between date figures
Lettering with gold content at the bottom

Script: Latin

19 87




(Formerly listed as KM#M1).


A group of non-contiguous black enclaves located in the north western area of South Africa.
Population: 1 382 637
Capital: Mmabatho
Exportation of platinum is their main source of income.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1987  6 000 Proof

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