Coins from Swaziland/Eswatini

The Kingdom of Eswatini, unofficially known as Swaziland, is a small, landlocked country in Southern Africa, bordered by Mozambique and South Africa. The current Swazi people settled the area before the mid-19th century and were governed by a series of strong royal houses that were recognised by the British government in a treaty 1881. This treaty and its successor agreements guaranteed the nation’s status as a British protectorate and the strength of the royal administration successfully prevented the nation’s incorporation into South Africa in the early post-colonial period. Formal independence from Britain was celebrated in 1968. A set of commemorative coins was issued in silver to mark independence, but a circulating Swazi currency was first released in 1974. The Swazi Lilangeni is divided into 100 cents, and circulates on a par with the South African Rand. The first Swazi circulation coinage was issued in an interesting series of unusual shapes including coins with 12 sides, square coins, and coins with differing numbers of scallops. The most recent issues are round, but the shape of earlier coins of that denomination is often echoed in the edge of the design. The obverse of all coins bears the portrait of the current monarch of the nation. To date, these have been Sobhuza II and Mswati III. The Queen Mother Ntfombi served as regent between the death of Sobhuza II and the ascension to the throne of her son, Mswati III. In accordance with Swazi custom, she serves as Indlovukazi, a title giving her status as the joint head of state. She appears on the reverse of the current 1 Lilangeni coin. Because some African languages designate plurals with a prefix, denominations higher than 1 Lilangeni are designated in Emalangeni and the formal currency abbreviation similarly changes from “L” to “E”. Circulating coins all bear the “Swaziland” inscription up to 2018, when the country formally changed its official name to “Eswatini”.
Wikidata: Q1050

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Lilangeni (1974-date)

100 Cents = 1 Lilangeni

Available for swap 1 Cent - Sobhuza II
1974-1983

Bronze • 2 g • ⌀ 18.3 mm
KM# 7, Schön# 7
Available for swap 1 Cent - Sobhuza II (FAO)
1975

Circulating commemorative coin : FAO
Bronze • 2 g • ⌀ 18.3 mm
KM# 21, Schön# 21
Available for swap 1 Cent - Mswati III (1st portrait)
1986

Copper plated steel • 1.7 g • ⌀ 17 mm
KM# 39, Schön# 37
Available for swap 1 Cent - Mswati III (1st portrait)
1986

Bronze • 1.7 g • ⌀ 17 mm
KM# 39a
Available for swap 1 Cent - Mswati III (2nd portrait)
1995

Bronze plated steel • 1.7 g • ⌀ 16.9 mm
KM# 51, Schön# 45
Available for swap 2 Cents - Sobhuza II
1974-1982

Bronze • 2.8 g • ⌀ 20.9 mm
KM# 8, Schön# 8
Available for swap 2 Cents - Sobhuza II (FAO)
1975

Circulating commemorative coin : FAO
Bronze • 2.8 g • ⌀ 20.9 mm
KM# 22, Schön# 22
Available for swap 5 Cents - Sobhuza II (Independence)
1968

Non-circulating coin : Independence
Silver (.800) • 2.75 g • ⌀ 17.5 mm
KM# 1
Available for swap 5 Cents - Sobhuza II
1974-1979

Copper-nickel • 2.15 g • ⌀ 18.5 mm
KM# 9, Schön# 9
Available for swap 5 Cents - Mswati III (1st portrait)
1986

Copper-nickel • 2.15 g • ⌀ 18.5 mm
KM# 40.1
Available for swap 5 Cents - Mswati III (1st portrait, magnetic)
1992

Nickel clad steel • 2.3 g • ⌀ 18.5 mm
KM# 40.2
Available for swap 5 Cents - Mswati III (2nd portrait)
1995-2010

Copper-nickel • 2.1 g • ⌀ 18.5 mm
KM# 48
Available for swap 5 Cents - Mswati III (2nd portrait)
2011

Copper plated steel • 2 g • ⌀ 17.5 mm
KM# 56
Available for swap 10 Cents - Sobhuza II (Independence)
1968

Non-circulating coin : Independence
Silver (.800) • 4.38 g • ⌀ 20.4 mm
KM# 2
Available for swap 10 Cents - Sobhuza II
1974-1979

Copper-nickel • 3.7 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 10, Schön# 10
Available for swap 10 Cents - Sobhuza II (FAO)
1975

Circulating commemorative coin : FAO
Copper-nickel • 3.6 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 23, Schön# 23
Available for swap 10 Cents - Mswati III (1st portrait)
1986-1992

Copper-nickel • 3.6 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 41, Schön# 39
Available for swap 10 Cents - Mswati III (2nd portrait)
1995-2009

Copper-nickel • 3.6 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 49, Schön# 47
Available for swap 10 Cents - Mswati III (2nd portrait)
2009-2011

Copper plated steel • 3.4 g • ⌀ 21 mm
KM# 57
Available for swap 10 Cents - Mswati III
2015

Stainless steel • 3.50 g • ⌀ 18 mm
Available for swap 10 Cents - Mswati III
2018

Nickel plated steel • 3.5 g • ⌀ 18 mm
Available for swap 20 Cents - Sobhuza II (Independence)
1968

Non-circulating coin : Independence
Silver (.800) • 6.63 g • ⌀ 24.1 mm
KM# 3
Available for swap 20 Cents - Sobhuza II
1974-1979

Copper-nickel • 5.6 g • ⌀ 25.2 mm
KM# 11, Schön# 11
Available for swap 20 Cents - Sobhuza II (FAO)
1981

Circulating commemorative coin : FAO
Copper-nickel • 5.6 g • ⌀ 25.2 mm
KM# 31
Available for swap 20 Cents - Mswati III (1st portrait)
1986

Copper-nickel • 5.6 g • ⌀ 25.2 mm
KM# 42
Available for swap 20 Cents - Mswati III (2nd portrait)
1996-2005

Copper-nickel • 5.6 g • ⌀ 25.2 mm
KM# 50
Available for swap 20 Cents - Mswati III (2nd portrait, magnetic)
2011

Nickel plated steel • 4.6 g • ⌀ 24 mm
KM# 58, Schön# 61
Available for swap 20 Cents - Mswati III (2nd portrait, small type)
2011

Nickel plated steel • 3.1 g • ⌀ 19 mm
Schön# A61
Available for swap 20 Cents - Mswati III
2015

Stainless steel • 4.50 g • ⌀ 22 mm
20 Cents
2018

Stainless steel
Available for swap 50 Cents - Sobhuza II (Independence)
1968

Non-circulating coin : Independence
Silver (.800) • 10.39 g • ⌀ 27.7 mm
KM# 4
Available for swap 50 Cents - Sobhuza II
1974-1981

Copper-nickel • 8.76 g • ⌀ 29.5 mm
KM# 12
Available for swap 50 Cents - Mswati III (1st portrait)
1986-1993

Copper-nickel • 8.9 g • ⌀ 29.45 mm
KM# 43
Available for swap 50 Cents - Mswati III (2nd portrait)
1996-2007

Copper-nickel • 8.9 g • ⌀ 29.45 mm
KM# 52
Available for swap 50 Cents - Mswati III (2nd portrait, magnetic)
2011

Nickel plated steel • 6.2 g • ⌀ 27.5 mm
KM# 59
Available for swap 50 Cents - Mswati III
2015

Stainless steel • 6.50 g • ⌀ 26 mm
50 Cents
2018

Stainless steel
Available for swap 1 Luhlanga - Sobhuza II (Independence)
1968

Non-circulating coin : Independence
Silver (.800) • 15 g • ⌀ 32.5 mm
KM# 5
1 Lilangeni - Sobhuza II
1968

Non-circulating coin
Gold (.917) • 33.9305 g • ⌀ 32.4 mm
KM# 6
Available for swap 1 Lilangeni - Sobhuza II
1974-1979

Copper-nickel • 11.65 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 13, Schön# 13
Available for swap 1 Lilangeni - Sobhuza II (International Women's Year)
1975

Circulating commemorative coin : International Women's Year
Copper-nickel • 12 g • ⌀ 30.5 mm
KM# 24
Available for swap 1 Lilangeni - Sobhuza II (FAO)
1976

Circulating commemorative coin : FAO
Copper-nickel • 11.65 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 28
Available for swap 1 Lilangeni - Sobhuza II (FAO)
1981

Circulating commemorative coin : World Food Day: 16 October 1981
Copper-nickel • 11.65 g • ⌀ 30 mm
KM# 32
Available for swap 1 Lilangeni - Mswati III (1st portrait)
1986

Nickel brass • 9.5 g • ⌀ 22.66 mm
KM# 44.1
Available for swap 1 Lilangeni - Mswati III (1st portrait, magnetic)
1992

Nickel brass plated steel • 9.3 g • ⌀ 22.5 mm
KM# 44.2, Schön# 42a
Available for swap 1 Lilangeni - Mswati III (2nd portrait)
1995-2009

Brass • 9.5 g • ⌀ 22.5 mm
KM# 45, Schön# 50
Available for swap 1 Lilangeni - Mswati III (2nd portrait, magnetic)
2009-2011

Brass plated steel • 5 g • ⌀ 22 mm
KM# 60
Available for swap 1 Lilangeni - Mswati III
2015

Aluminium-bronze • 4 g • ⌀ 20 mm
1 Lilangeni
2018

Aluminium-bronze
2 Emalangeni - Sobhuza II (80th Anniversary of the King)
1979

Non-circulating coin : 80th Anniversary of the King
Gold (.999) • 31.100 g • ⌀ 32 mm
KM# 30

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