Lowe 10 Years of Independence

Features

Issuer Bophuthatswana (South Africa)
Period Republic (1977-1994)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1987
Value 1 Lowe
Currency Nkwe
Composition Platinum (.9995)
Weight 32.21 g
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 160159
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References X# 2
George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2011. Unusual World Coins. Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.

Commemorative issue

10th anniversary of Independence

Obverse

Portrait of Lucas Mangope, President of Bophuthatswana, facing left with legend and date around.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
BOPHUTHATSWANA
LOWE 1987
PRESIDENT L.M.MANGOPE

Reverse

Bophuthatswanan Coat-of-Arms with legend and dates around.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
1977 KEMONOSI 1987
1 OZ FINE PLATINUM

Edge

Reeded

Comments

(Formerly listed as KM#M2).

Bophuthatswana

Founded: 1977 - Dissolved: 1994

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coins_of_Bophuthatswana

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1987  Proof

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