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RSA (Pre-1994): Nelson Mandela, Cape Town Rally / United States Eagle

RSA (Pre-1994): Nelson Mandela, Cape Town Rally / United States EagleRSA (Pre-1994): Nelson Mandela, Cape Town Rally / United States Eagle
Form: Circular
By: HT (?)
Date: 1990-1994
Ref:  Laidlaw: 0629b;
Variations:
SizeMetalMassValue
39.0 mmSilver Plate26.1 gm$20

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: Nelson Mandela in a suit and tie, right arm extended in the clenched-fist power salute. In the background, a throng of people in Cape Town below Table Mountain. In a monogram, signed: “HT” on lower right. Legend above: “AMANDLA.NGAWETHU.IAFRIKA.MAYIBUYE”, and below in English between stops: “POWER.IT IS OURS.AFRICA.LET IT COME BACK”.

Reverse: Within a circle of stars, the American Eagle, flying right, olive branch and arrows in its talons. Oblique American shield below. Legend above: “United States of America”, and below: “In God We Trust”. Near the left rim in small letters: “100 MIL” and near the right: “.999 SILVER”.

Notes: Probably made in America to commemorate a Cape Town rally held sometime between 1990, when Mandela was released from prison, and 1994 in the run-up to the elections of that year.