Mandela Birthday Coin from South African Mint

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A commemorative Nelson Mandela "Madiba" five rand (R5) coin was introduced today by the South African Mint and Reserve Bank to celebrate Mandela’s 90th birthday.

Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Coin

Five million bi-metallic coins featuring a smiling Mandela have already been minted and will be released into circulation as part of his official birthday cerebration on Friday, July 18. The R5 coins are legal tender and have a circulating value of about 65 cents (US) each.

Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni indicated the coin’s portrait includes Mandela wearing his signature pattern shirt, which "differentiates him from other portrayals of states persons on coins."

At a ceremonial minting for one of the coins, Reuters news quoted Mandela as smiling and jokingly saying,

 

“I am a bit richer this morning and I am not going to associate with poor people any more … This is very nice.”

 

Many South Africans affectionately use the former president’s clan name of Madiba, resulting in the commemorative coin often being called the "Madiba R5".

In 2007, the South African Mint also launched a pure gold and silver Protea Coin Series honoring former Presidents, Mr Nelson Mandela and Mr FW de Klerk who jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

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Peter Freeman

I have a number of new circulation samples of this coin, does anyone have an idea of what their value might be?

kemishi

where can i sell mandela R5 birthday coin

Brenda

where can I sell Mandela R5 birthday coin? any collector interested?

Siva

I have a number of Mandela 90th birthday R5 coins available. Any interested parties? Or any info on where i can sell them would be appreciated.

Vanessa

Can anyone tell me the real deal behind the Birthday coin?? Some ppl say its worth nothing others say its worth alot…
And if it is valueble can anyone tell me where two sell it

mbulaheni widman

I HAVE MANDELA BIRTDAY COINS AND MANDELA 2000 COIN WHERE MUST I SELL THEM

Aneesa Adams

I have the new Nelson Mandela 90 birthday R5 coin, if anyone is interested in buying or can tell me where i could sell it, much appreciated.

Esmeralda Tatchell

Can anyone tell me the real deal behind the Birthday coin?? Some ppl say its worth nothing others say its worth alot…
And if it is valuable can anyone tell me where to sell it

Larry

Dear readers The 2008 Mandela 90th R5 coins are a very special currency release! But only the uncirculatd and proof specimens which are graded and certified by globally recognized third party graders (NGC & PCGS) are actually worth collecting/investing in. The best step you could make is seek advice of reputable dealer, one of whom are the SA Coin Corp in Woodmead, South Africa. Most sellers on auction websites are most often uninformed and lack numismatic knowledge. As an investment it can only be taken seriously if you have the backing of professionals. I’m very happy that the above company… Read more »

diane

I have 20 brand new mandela birthday coins for sale. These coins are from the bank and mint they have not been surculated. Where must I sell these coins?

Ruwaida

Hi i also have uncirculated 90th birthday and inauguration coins. What are they really worth because some ppl say that it could be valuable in the future. People overseas are buying them. Especially Americans.

Wilma

I have a few of these Mandela coins, and i would like to know who i can contact with regards to selling these coins. Any dealers interested maybe.

Peter

Hi. I got few Madiba’s R5 coins and i would like to sell them,So if there is any dealers interested please let me know!

EDIN

I’VE GOT 10 MADIBA R5 COINS AND 1 SILVER MADIBA R5.IF THERE’S ANY ONE WHO’S INTERESTED IN BUYING THEM OR IF ANY ONE WHO CAN TELL ME WHERE I CAN SELL THEM,PLEASE CONTACT ME.

VANESSA

I HAVE SOME R5 MANDELA COINS. ARE THEY WORTH ANYTHING NOW OR SHOULD IS IT AS PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT IT WILL ONLY BE WORTH ONCE MANDELA PASSES ON. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE LET ME HAVE THE REAL STORY.

Ryan

Hi ive also got some of the 90th birthday madiba coins and id also like to know what they are worth , also who does proofing of coins these days as i phonned a coin company in Johannesburg and the told me nobody does this any more .

Thank you for your help .
Ryan.

Colin

When someone gave me this coin as change three months ago, I simply tossed in among my socks as a souvenir. While cleaning out the holey socks today 8th June, it tumbled to the floor. I reckoned, “Oh well, maybe someone else may need it”, so I looked it up on the web. Being ignorant about these things, the first site I visited gave me a fright. R1.4 million. Being skeptical, I visted every other site. I first looked at a special edition. I kept searching. At last I found the true value, IE: From R14 to R30 depending on… Read more »

christine

Hi,
i also hav some few Madiba R5 2008 Birthday Coin & inagauration R5. I recvd dem as a change & i liked dis R5 i showed my family and one of de family members said he saw it from de news paper worth R750. I gave some 2other ppl & ive started collecting them with the hope of having lots of money in future… Im 1 of dos dat r interested 2 know where 2 sell it & also interested 2know the coin worth??

Meshack Sithole

Hi,
I have a R5 Nelson Mandela coin dated 2000 and i would like to sell it i have seen the value of that coin in the international market in the sacoin magazin so i would like to sell it at a lesser price.

mercy

I have 5 Mandela 90th birthday R5 coins available. Any interested parties? Or any info on where i can sell them would be appreciated

Tebogo

please can somebody any body tell us exactly what’s happening with Mandela coins.

Michael Smith

I am looking for Nelson Mendela Coins And Pricing of them in usd amount, can you help? Thank you.

Morne

I have a couple of MS 66 and MS 67 Mandela 90th birthday coins, which I would sell for R 1,500 and R 4,500 respectively. I also own 1 of 11 MS 62’s – for this one I will only look at an attractive offer as they are extremely rare. Also on offer is the Mandela platinum birthday set, consisting of 1 oz gold and 0.5 oz platinum medalions – launch price on these were R 36,000 november last.

ANNE

I started collecting now and im looking for mandela coins at a good price

Conrad

For those that say the Mandela 90th birthday coins are only worth R5,think again. I have a number of sealed bags from the mint of these coins containing 400 ocins each. These bags are selling like hot cakes with fudge, for the awesome price of R16 000 per bag.(Was R8000 6 months ago and In 2 weeks it is probably going to be R17 000) If that is not enough, the price goes up almost weekly just to keep up with the trading. I also have coins graded by NGC and you can not keep up with the demand for… Read more »

thabiso

I am fed up with this whole mandela coins saga! I got 6 90th birthday coins, 4 inauguration ,1994 coins and the mandela R5 , year 2000 coin. was just wondering what is with the change all of a sudden? one day it is worth something… the next, worth nothing… from finding out it is worth over R500 000 and more millions to now knowing that its worth R20 – R30… please do help. I want to know if my investment is legit or not!!!

ebrahim

I have 7 Mandela 90th birthday R5 coins available. Any interested parties? Or any info on where i can sell them would be appreciated .

kim

Hi, does anybody know were in cape town or any other people thats interested in buying a Nelson Nandela coin? its dated the year 2000 and i have seen that its sold for a large amount.. its the coin with his smiling face on the back? price neg.. im sure its worth much more with the world cup coming up??

wil

Hi,i phoned the reserved bank several times,but i heep hearing it’s only worth r5.But on the websites its worth much more.I would also like to know what the real deal is,cause i have 6 90th birthday coins and 3 presidential inaugaration coins.Would realy like to know the value and where to sell in port elizabeth.

vusi

i would like to be informed of the where abouts of wanting to sell mandela coins 90th birthday legally and at what price?

Stephen

All the firms that sell Mandela coins for thousands of rands are, in my opinion, and according to my own experiences, real crooks. They are VERY eager to do business with you when you want to purchase Mandela coins. And even after the purchase they regularly send you info about how much those coins have “appreciated” in value and how many thousands of rands they are worth currently. They even regularly enquire telephonically whether you would like to buy some more of this and that fantastic coin. UNTIL the day that you phone them and want to resall those coins.… Read more »

marlene

All the above comments would not exist if there really was a market for the coins we bought in good faith with hard earned cash.
I CHALLENGE SA COIN COIN DEALERS, SELLERS, COPANIES AND SA COIN EXCHANGE TO ANSWER SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS IN A TRANSPERENT WAY….FOR ALL TO SEE. ONLY THE TRUTH PLEASE!!!

Jurgens

Hi would like to know where i can sell my 1994 R5 Presidential Inauguration coin?????????? And more or less whats its worth?????

Victorial

I have Nelson Mandela birthday coins Presidential Inauguration i want information where i can sell them.

Bernadette

I have 90th birthday mandela coin, please let me know what is the value of this coin or where I can have it sold.

Chrystal

I also have a 90th Birthday Mandela Coin which came to me via circulation. When I called SA Coin, they said that the circulation coin is worth only R5 and the certified ones are worth more and then tried to convince me to invest in them. Not sure what the deal is because if it came from the bank it should be the same thing. I asked him if I could take the coin to the bank to get it certified and he said that it has nothing to do with the bank. My best advice is to wait for… Read more »

BRIAN

Hi there i have a few of these Mandela coins, and i would like to sell them. so if there is any dealers interested let me know.

Linnette

i have two R5 coins contacted Sacoin they tell they tell they are worth R100000 but the ones i have are worth R5.will they ever have value in the near future??

Tlharihani Masia

I am just like the restp of the people above, would any one just let us know the exact truth behind these coins.

Tlharihani Masia

I think we are being tricked here, they want to have these coins from us for free and then they will sell them and make money for themselves, why aren’t they communicating about this then?

George Marufu

pple pls dont rush to sell your coins. nobody seems to have an idea about the exact value though I suspect someone is secretely collecting them as future investments. I have 2 myself and it is my sincere wish to collect as many as possible. there are 2 things about the coins…either you can sell them later or you can be as close as you may possibly be to the magic of madiba through those coins. so hold on.

Jacques

Hey dudes..i dont know alot about these coin stuff..lol..i have 2 mandela R5 coins 90th Birthday.circulated 🙁 of course but perfect condition..how much can i get for one?
where do i go to sell? please if anyone have some advice.. thank you

Gerhard

Here is your answer on the value of your R5 Mandela coins.http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/seller/954693/EWAAN_Galleries The way i see it is that SACoin is not what they say they are. Visit the above link on bidorbuy and see the real value of high graded coins. SACoin value the R5 90th birthday coin in the thousands but bidorbuy’s prices are only a couple of hundreds. Who is fooling whom??? After studying all the relevant topics on these coins it seems that if your coin is not graded it is only worth what it says on the coin. In this case a non graded and… Read more »

Nadia

Hi,can any one tell me how do you get your madiba 5rand coin graded!!!mine looks brand new plz!

Gerhard

To grade coins: ngccoin.com and pcgs.com

Anton

hi guys. An ungraded 90th birthday coin is only worth five rand and may be worth something in about fifty years time. A proof coin could only be obtained at the mint or coin dealers and these are the valuable coins worth keeping or selling. Five million circulation coins was made for circulation and not collector items. It’s fraudulant to try to sell these coins for thousands and hopeless to think you’ll get rich from these coins.

raymond

I have a 2008 madiba R5 coin…wanna find out where i can sell and whats it worth today

Gerhard

Raymond Your R5 is only worth R5 if it is not graded. If it is graded you can go to bid or buy (website) to see what it is worth. If you wanna buy a graded R5 Mandela 90th birthday i suggest you buy from bid or buy. You can pick one up for less than R300. Sa Coin will sell it to you for app R1300.00. Do some research on the net before you buy. These coins are not nearly as valuable as a certain website makes it to be. And i doubt if the value of this particular… Read more »

Vicky

As long as the coin is graded – MS (Mint State) or PF (Proof) There is value in the Coin. Do beware of cheap imitations coming up on Bid or Buy (made in Philiphines). In my view having done ALOT of extensive research and a Registered Member of NGC USA. These coins DO most certainly hold value and there is an increasing demand for the graded coins. The issue comes when the GOLD Coin dealers., dont want to see a CIRCULATED coin gain value. This effects their business negatively. FACT is that there is a demand/Market for the MS (Mint… Read more »

Thelma msandiwa

Pls i want to knw the value of this r5, i also have some