RSA (Pre-1994): Kimberley Street Lighting Centenary

RSA (Pre-1994): Kimberley Street Lighting CentenaryRSA (Pre-1994): Kimberley Street Lighting Centenary
Form: Circular
By: ?
Date: 1992
Ref:  Laidlaw: 0467;
51.1 mmYellow Bronze50.0 gm$15

Edge: Plain.

Obverse: On a roughened background, the coat of arms of Kimberley, high points polished, with motto on a ribbon below: "SPERO MELIORA". Legend above: "KIMBERLEY" and below: "1882-1982".

Reverse: Roughened surface. An early electric street light. Legend: "100 YEARS STREET LIGHTS (left) 100 JAAR STRAATLIGTE".

Notes: Kimberley was the first town in Africa and the Southern Hemisphere to install electric street lights which were first lit on 1 September 1882.