5 Thebe

5 Thebe -  obverse5 Thebe -  reverse

© Joseph Kunnappally

Features

Country Botswana
Period Republic (1966-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1998-2009
Value 5 Thebe (0.05 BWP)
Currency Pula (1976-date)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 2.41 g
Diameter 16.9 mm
Thickness 1.75 mm
Shape Heptagonal (7-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 07-01-2014
References KM# 26,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 24
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

National Arms of Botswana, date below

Lettering:
BOTSWANA IPELEGENG
PULA
1998

Engraver: Michael Hibbit

Michael Hibbit (1947, London) is a coin designer based in Reading, Berkshire, UK. He trained in graphic design and specialised in medallic engraving in 1972. He started working as a freelance sculptor in 1975, and he undertook commissions for the Royal Mint, the Birmingham Mint, Spink & Sons, the Pobjoy Mint, and the Franklin Mint, amongst others. He won an international medal competition staged by the Medical Heritage Society of America, which stimulated his interest in high relief medals. Michael is also a fully qualified paragliding instructor, and he has an interest in air sports.

Reverse

Red-billed hornbill left, value above

Lettering: 5 THEBE

Engraver: Michael Hibbit

Michael Hibbit (1947, London) is a coin designer based in Reading, Berkshire, UK. He trained in graphic design and specialised in medallic engraving in 1972. He started working as a freelance sculptor in 1975, and he undertook commissions for the Royal Mint, the Birmingham Mint, Spink & Sons, the Pobjoy Mint, and the Franklin Mint, amongst others. He won an international medal competition staged by the Medical Heritage Society of America, which stimulated his interest in high relief medals. Michael is also a fully qualified paragliding instructor, and he has an interest in air sports.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

The Toko bird (Tockus erythrorhynchus) is a complex of species occasionally split into 5 species, one of which, present in Botswana, is T. damarensis.

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1998  0.57 0.59 0.58 1.10 65%
2002  0.32 0.59 0.71 19%
2007  0.59 1.07 1.19 20%
2009  0.52 0.52 1.06 16%

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