1 Pula

1 Pula -  obverse1 Pula -  reverse

© Ponpandi Perumal

Features

Issuer Botswana
Period Republic (1966-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2013-2016
Value 1 Pula
1.00 BWP = 0.09 USD
Currency Pula (1976-date)
Composition Bronze plated steel
Weight 7.8 g
Diameter 26 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 57873
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 35,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 36
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Coat of Arms

Lettering:
BOTSWANA
PULA
2013
IPELEGENG

Reverse

A zebra running to left, trees in background

Lettering:
1
PULA

Edge

Smooth

Comments

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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2013  0.59 1.46 1.33 1.46 2.01 99%
2016  3%

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