Local artist Lady Skollie has designed the new South African R5 coin


Cape Town artist Lady Skollie has designed the new South African R5 coin | Image: Instagram

 

Local artist, feminist and activist Lady Skollie aka Laura Windvogel announced that she has designed the new R5 coin to commemorate 25 years of constitutional democracy in South Africa.

Lady Skollie previously designed the R50 sterling-silver collectable coin which featured the famous image of people queueing to vote in the first democratic election in 1994.

Related | Take look at the designs for the new R2 and R5 being released in South Africa later this year

The snake-like qualities of the queue of people running into the distance was the primary motivation for the design by Lady Skollie who drew inspiration from San rock paintings and the element of waiting [in line] for a better tomorrow.”

Take a look at Lady Skollie‘s designs for both coins below and read more on the latest local news right here.

View this post on Instagram

I designed a coin for my country. HAPPY #FREEDOMDAY πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ R50 sterling-silver collectable coin features the constitutional democracy in action, symbolised by a line of people queuing to vote as they did on 27 April 1994 in the first democratic elections in South Africa. It was the first time that all South Africans were allowed to vote. The snake-like qualities of the queue of people running into the distance was the primary motivation for the design by Lady Skollie (Laura Windvogel) who drew inspiration from San rock paintings and the element of waiting for a better tomorrow (in a queue). πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦πŸ’°πŸ’± Many thanks to the @southafricanmint More important coin related news coming soon.

A post shared by Lady Skollie (@ladyskollie) on


Like it? Share with your friends!

Sigh.
X