UPDATE: The coin has been added into circulation.
Finance minister Tito Mboweni confirmed that the South African Mint would be releasing a new edition R25 coin which will feature Coelophysis Rhodesiensis – a two-legged, three-meter tall prehistoric predator.
The design was announced by publication in the Government Gazette with Mboweni stating that the 1 ounce (28 gram) silver coin will be worth R25 and will be legal tender as from 1 January 2020.
The dino-themed coin is the latest in the collectable Natura range from the South African Mint. The Natura range has been made in gold since ’94 with the first silver coin being announced back in November 2018.
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