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Botswanan (Botswanian?) Gold Coins

Brief Botswanan History
Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. Four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the most dynamic economies in Africa. Mineral extraction, principally diamond mining, dominates economic activity, though tourism is a growing sector due to the country's conservation practices and extensive nature preserves. Botswana has one of the world's highest known rates of HIV/AIDS infection, but also one of Africa's most progressive and comprehensive programs for dealing with the disease.

Botswanan Gold Coins
Botswana only isued its own coins for the first time in 1966, and its gold coins are commemorative pieces.

The word "IPELEGENG" appears on this coin, and on most coins of Botswana. Ipelegeng means to be self sufficient or independant. It can also describe efforts to lift one's self up - in other words, to better one's self.

Technical Specifications
DenominationDiameterWeightFinenessGold Content
5 Pula24.515.9800.9170.4712

Prices & Availability

DateDenominationDescriptionGradeMintageAvailabilityPrice £Price $
19902,000 ShilingiSave the ChildrenProof, FDC3,000Yes£630$Ask

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Postage & Packing
UK Registered Post (Special Delivery) £9 per order
EU Insured Post £10 per order
USA Airmail $10 per order
USA Insured Shipping $20 per order

Botswana Silver and Base Metal Coins
For silver and base metal coins of Botswana, please look at our original Chard Coins website.

Coins Wanted
We make an active market in almost all world coins, gold or otherwise, including Surinam gold coins. If you have any of these coins to sell, please contact us, or post them to us for appraisal and offer.

Obverse of 1989 Botswanan Gold 5 Pula
Obverse of 1989 Botswanan Gold 5 Pula

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Reverse of 1989 Botswanan Gold 5 Pula
Reverse of 1989 Botswanan Gold 5 Pula


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