2009

Robben Island/Mandela

The mint of Norway were commissioned in 2009 to mint a very special medallion, the 24 carat gold

Robben Island Mandela, in order to commemorate the 18 years which Nelson Mandela was incarcerated on Robben Island.


Robben Island which is a U.N.E.S.C.O world heritage site and lies approximately 3km’s from Cape Town, and hosts more than 70 bird species, 23 species of mammals and spectacular vegetation.

Robben Island is better known, as the place where one of the most famous statesmen,

Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years, of his life


The mint of Norway have minted a limited edition of only 2010 X ½ ounce 24 carat gold

Robben Island Mandela medallions, which portray the bust of Nelson Mandela on the obverse (front), with the inscription “Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela”, and “A long walk to freedom”. The mintage year is shown as 2008, although these magnificent specimens were only minted in 2009. The reverse (back) portrays an aerial view of Robben Island, with Table Mountain in the background. Robben Island is inscribed on the top and the years 1964-1982, the years which Nelson Mandela was incarcerated on Robben Island, complete this reminder of the sacrifice which Nelson Mandela made for his belief in “equality for all”.

The mintage of 2010 is symbolic to the 2010 FIFA soccer world cup which was hosted in

South Africa

ROBBEN ISLAND MINTAGES

DESCRIPTION / SIZE

MINTAGE

INDICATION PRICE

AVAILABLE

Robben Island 1 Kilogram

50

R800,000-00

1

Troy Pound (12 oz)

250

R360,000-00

1

Robben Island 5 ounce

250

R200,000-00

1

Robben Island 2 ounce

750

R60,000-00

1

Robben Island ½ ounce

2010

R22,000-00

1

Robben Island 1/10 ounce

5000

R4,000-00

4

Please note: These are limited edition coins and prices could change without prior notice. Please confirm stock availability, as listed stock can change without notice due to limited mintages. 20th Anniversary Mandela Medallion 90th Birthday Robben_Island_Mandela Mandela Coins Home Page