RSA (Pre-1994): Opening of State Theatre, Pretoria

RSA (Pre-1994): Opening of State Theatre, PretoriaRSA (Pre-1994): Opening of State Theatre, Pretoria
Form: Circular. Cast.
By: Lourens de Lange / South African Mint
Date: 1981
Ref:  Laidlaw: 1088;
50.9 mmDarkened Bronze64.1 gm$28

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: View of the State Theatre building, small clouds above. Signed: "LDL" right end of exergue line. In the exergue: "STAATSTEATER / STATE THEATRE / PRETORIA".

Reverse: View of abstract statue in front of building, rays descending behind. On right, vertically downwards: "OPENING" and below that across: "23 MEI/MAY 1981". Lower left, circular emblem of the Performing Arts Council of the Transvaal (PACT) or Transvaalse Raad Uitvoerende Kunste (TRUK).

Notes: The theatre complex was designed by by architects Hans and Roelf Botha and occupies an entire block in the city centre.