© Ponpandi Perumal (CC BY)
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||1 Pula (1.00 BWP)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
|Demonetized||1 July 2014|
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.Schön# 28
And 5 more volumes.
Gerhard Schön; 2022. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
National arms with supporters, date below
Engraver: Michael Hibbit
Zebra left, denomination above
Engraver: Michael Hibbit
7 sequences of 10 embossed mills each between smooth corners
|Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg, Canada|
|South African Mint, Centurion, South Africa (1992-date)|
Plains zebra or common zebra or Burchell's zebra (Found extensively in Botswana)
Binomial Name: Equus quagga
PLEASE NOTE: The second "1" in the date 1991, is sometimes misread as a "7". Compare it to the first "1" to ensure that it is not a "7". If you do in fact have a coin dated 1997, please submit the change request and add a scan of the date side of the coin as well. The coin pictured here is a 1991 coin, for comparison.
What does the word "Pula" mean? Pula literally means "rain" in Tswana language, because rain is very scarce in Botswana (most of the surface of Kalahari Desert is situated here) and therefore valuable and a blessing. The word also is the national motto of the country.
What does the word "Ipelegeng" mean? The word "Ipelegeng" literally means "to carry your own weight" or "to be self sufficient or independent", in general has got different meanings in Tswana language. Ipelegeng is also a South African city and a Botswana program created for reducing the poverty in the country.
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|1991||$ 0.05||$ 0.37||$ 0.80||$ 1.00||$ 2.00||$ 2.00||86%||Royal Canadian Mint|
|2007||$ 1.10||$ 1.10||$ 1.30||$ 1.90||21%||South African Mint|
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