20 Rand, South African Reserve Bank, South Africa, 2012 - 2015

20 Rand, South African Reserve Bank, South Africa, 2012 - 2015

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Description (Brief)
One (1) 20 rand note
South Africa, 2012-2015
Obverse Image: Nelson Mandela.
Obverse Text: SOUTH AFRICAN RESERVE BANK / GOVERNOR / 20 / TWENTY RAND
Reverse Image: Elephants.
Reverse Text: BANKAKGOLO YA AFORIKABORWA / IBULUNGELO-MALI ELIKHULU LESEWULA AFRIKA / 20 / KJ1122250B / TWENTY RAND
Description
This South African banknote features a portrait of Nelson Mandela. Mandela spent his life fighting for freedom and justice in South Africa. He was imprisoned for 27 years for resisting the South African government’s apartheid policies that enforced segregation and oppressed Africans and other people of color. In 1993, he was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end the apartheid system. The following year, he became South Africa’s first African president and served until 1999. Mandela first appeared on South African banknotes during his lifetime in 2012.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
note
date made
2012 - 2015
place made
South Africa
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 cm x 13.4 cm x.01 cm; 2 3/4 in x 5 9/32 in x in
ID Number
2018.0218.5
accession number
2018.0218
catalog number
2018.0218.5
serial number
KJ1122250B
Credit Line
Russell Feingold & Christine Ferdinand
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
South African Currency
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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