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The Republic of South Africa is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bordered to the north by Nambia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe, and to the east by Mozambique and Eswatini, and to the south by the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The country surrounds Lesotho and follows the coastline of Southern Africa. 

South Africa was colonized by both the Dutch and the British. Apartheid was institutionalized and by the mid-1980’s South Africa became one of the world’s pariah states. Due to numerous economic and cultural boycotts that followed, apartheid was legally ended in 1994. South Africa has three capitals: the executive capital Pretoria, the legislative capital Cape Town, and the judicial capital Bloemfontein. However, its largest urban area and center of commerce is Johannesburg. 

The official currency of South Africa is the South African rand. One rand is equivalent to 100 cents. The rand comes from the name Witwaterstrand, the location of most of South Africa’s gold deposits. Prior to the rand, South Africa used the South African pound, which was equivalent to 20 shillings. The South African Reserve Bank assumes issuing authority. The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) was established in June 1921 and issued its first banknotes in 1922. In June 1924, SARB assumed liability for the notes of other South African banking institutions. The first notes issued by SARB were designed by H.L.G. Pilkington and had a watermark of Jan van Riebeeck. In 1948, the notes featured the correct Afrikaans spelling of “sjielings” for the first time and had new designs: Jan van Riebeeck in front and different vignettes at the back. In 1961, South Africa decimalized its currency and replaced the pound with the rand at a rate of 1:2. In 1966, the 2 rand note was introduced and the South African Bank Note Company became the printer of South African notes. In 1992, a new family of banknotes were introduced. These notes were designed by South African artists and featured the “big five” animals—the rhino, elephant, lion, Cape buffalo, and the leopard—in their native environment on the obverse side and five areas of important economic activity on the reverse side. The 2 and 5 rand notes were replaced by coins and the 100 and 200 rand notes were added. A newly designed family of banknotes were introduced in 2012. These notes featured the portrait of Nelson Mandela in front and the “big five” animals at the back. In 2018, a commemorative series of banknotes were introduced to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of Nelson “Madiba” Mandela. These notes showcased Madiba’s portrait in front and various scenes with a young Nelson Mandela at the back. This series ran parallel with the 2012 issues. This commemorative series won the “Best New Commemorative Banknote” award at the High Security Printing EMEA Conference in Malta in April 2019.

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    South Africa 50 Rand banknote from 2018, has a pick number of P-145, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Nelson Mandela.

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    South Africa 20 Rand banknote from 2018, has a pick number of P-144, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition, features Nelson Mandela and commemorates the Mandela Centenary (1918-2018) .

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    South Africa 50 Rand banknote from 2018, has a pick number of P-145a, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition, features Nelson Mandela and commemorates the Mandela Centenary (1918-2018) .

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    The South Africa 10 Rand banknote from 2018 with a pick number P-143a is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Nelson Mandela. Additionally, the banknote has been TAP authenticated with a grade of 60-70.

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    South Africa 20 Rand banknote from 2015, has a pick number of P-139, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Nelson Mandela.

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    South Africa 50 Rand banknote from 2015, has a pick number of P-140b, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Nelson Mandela.

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    The green 10 South African Rand banknote is 128 mm long and 70 mm wide. The South African coat of arms and the first black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, are highlighted on the obverse side. A rhinoceros is featured on its reverse side. The security features of this TAP Authenticated note are a holographic windowed security thread with the coat of arms, SARB and 10 RAND printed on it, an electrotype watermark 10, a watermark of Nelson Mandela, and Omron rings near the watermark areas on both sides of the note.

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    The South Africa 20 Rand banknote was released in 2013-2016 ND by the South African Reserve Bank. The note has brown and violet color combinations. Its obverse bears the coat of arms of South Africa and a portrait of Nelson Mandela who served as President of the country. The reverse of the note features elephants. The 134 x 70 mm paper bill carries a holographic windowed security thread with the national emblem, SARB, and 20 RAND. Other security features include a watermark that shows Nelson Mandela and an electrotype 20, and a registration device in the form of an elephant. The note was printed by the South African Bank Note Company and signed by Gill Marcus. This particular paper bill is in uncirculated condition and has been TAP authenticated.

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    South Africa 50 Rand banknote from 2013-2016 ND, has a pick number of P-140b, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Nelson Mandela.

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    South Africa 20 Rand banknote from 2013, has a pick number of P-139a, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Nelson Mandela. Additionally, this banknote is graded 66 by Paper Money Guaranty company.

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    South Africa 10 Rand banknote from 2013, has a pick number of P-138a, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Nelson Mandela. Additionally, this banknote is graded 67 by Paper Money Guaranty company.

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    South Africa 10 Rand banknote from 2013, has a pick number of P-138a, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Nelson Mandela. Additionally, this banknote is graded 68 by Paper Money Guaranty company.

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    South Africa 10 Rand banknote from 2013, has a pick number of P-138a, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Nelson Mandela.

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    South Africa 10 Rand banknote from 2013-2016 ND with a pick number P-138a is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Nelson Mandela. Additionally, the banknote has been TAP authenticated with a grade of 60-70.

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    South Africa 50 Rand banknote from 2012, has a pick number of P-135a, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Nelson Mandela. Additionally, this banknote is graded 66 by Paper Money Guaranty company.

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    South Africa 20 Rand banknote from 2009, has a pick number of P-129b, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Elephants.

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    South Africa 10 Rand banknote from 2009, has a pick number of P-128b, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Rhinoceros.

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    South Africa 10 Rand banknote from 2009 ND, has a pick number of P-128b, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Rhinoceros.

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    South Africa 20 Rand banknote from 2009 ND, has a pick number of P-129b, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Elephants.

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    South Africa 10 Rand banknote from 2005, has a pick number of P-128a, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Rhinoceros.

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    South Africa 10 Rand banknote from 1999, has a pick number of P-123b, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Rhinoceros. Additionally, this banknote is graded 67 by Paper Money Guaranty company.

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    South Africa 10 Rand banknote from 1999, has a pick number of P-123b, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Rhinoceros. Additionally, this banknote is graded 66 by Paper Money Guaranty company.

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    South Africa 50 Rand banknote from 1990, has a pick number of P-122b, is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and features Jan Van Riebeeck.

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    The South Africa 50 Rand banknote was released by the South African Reserve Bank in 1984-1990 ND. The notes obverse features a portrait of navigator Jan van Riebeeck and on the center is a lion. The reverse of the note depicts a giraffe, a springbok, a gnu, a zebra, and a deer drinking from a watering hole. A mountain range and coconut palm trees are also visible. The banknote is 148 x 82 mm in size and carries a solid security thread and a watermark that shows Jan van Riebeeck. Additionally, the note was printed by the South African Bank Note Company and has the signature of the bank president/governor, Christian Lodewyk Stals. This particular South Africa 50 Rand banknote is in uncirculated condition and has been TAP authenticated.

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