Republic of South Africa collectible coins for sale
South African Republic is located in the southernmost part of African continent, bordered by the waters of Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean. The unique geographical location of the country and its historical heritage determined its diversity of cultures and economical development. South Africa is a developed country with the second largest economy on the continent. Despite that, the rates of poverty and unemployment are still very high. The effects of previous apartheid policy of South African government still affect many sides of country’s living, especially when it comes to life conditions of white and colored citizens. The legal tender bank notes and coins of South Africa are called rands.
South Africa has the biggest number of official languages from all states on Earth. Nine of them are local and two more are of European origin; they are English as business language and Afrikaans, derived from Dutch, as commonly used by white minority of South Africa. After giving up the policy of apartheid in 1990’s, the South African government claimed the multiculturalism to be the national idea of the state. The ethnic relations are quite tense still, becoming harsh between natives and immigrants from other African countries.
South African biodiversity includes unique endemic and rare species of animals, such as giraffes, lions, rhinos, impalas, leopards, hyenas, baobab, aloes and numerous others. Forests occupy only about 1% of total territory of the country, while the rest of the spare lands are occupied by savannah and bushveld. There are many national parks and biosphere reservations in South Africa, which attract thousands of tourists annually. The country made significant contributions in world’s medicine and science; some scientists won the Nobel Prizes, last did in 2002. South Africa develops its own nuclear weapon program also.
The landmarks of the country are often depicted on the coins of South Africa, issued for collecting. Precious finely crafted South African coins are dedicated to popular sports, cultural and social events. Rare collectable coins of South Africa can be ordered online via Coinsberg.com. One can get unique South African coins to any place, because worldwide shipping is provided for all items.
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