A statement by the Royal Canadian Mint has announced that it has produced a new series of coins for the Central Bank of Botswana.
The entire series of coins use the Canadian bank’s multi-ply plating technology – consisting of alternating layers of metal such as nickel, copper and brass plated over a steel core – claimed to offer secure and durable coins which are cost effective.
The coin series consists of the following denominations:
- 5 pula
- 2 pula
- 1 pula
- 50 thebe
- 25 thebe
- 10 thebe
- 5 thebe
The coins were declared legal tender by Botswana’s President Seretse Khama Ian Khama on February 27, 2014 at an announcement ceremony.
“An industry leader and innovator focused on delivering the best quality and value to our customers, the Mint is pleased to apply its unique expertise to converting all of Botswana’s circulation coin denominations to a technology which stands out for its exceptional combination of durability, security and value.”
“We are extremely proud that these new multi-ply plated steel coins, produced at our Winnipeg facility, will support Botswana’s daily trade and commerce with a level of reliability and confidence which is second to none.” Ian E. Bennett, President and CEO, the Royal Canadian Mint.
Source: Royal Canadian Mint