• 1 Sente 1992, KM# 54, Lesotho, Letsie III
  • 1 Sente 1992, KM# 54, Lesotho, Letsie III
Description

Letsie III (born David Mohato Bereng Seeiso; 17 July 1963) is the current king of Lesotho. He succeeded his father, Moshoeshoe II, when the latter was forced into exile in 1990. His father was briefly restored in 1995 but soon died in a car crash in early 1996, and Letsie became king again. As a constitutional monarch, most of King Letsie's duties as monarch of Lesotho are ceremonial.

Obverse

Arms with supporters and date.

The coat of arms of Lesotho was adopted on 4 October 1968 following independence. Pictured is a crocodile on a Basotho shield. This is the symbol of the dynasty of Lesotho's largest ethnicity, the Sotho. Behind the shield there are two crossed weapons, an assegai (lance) and a knobkierie (club). To the left and right of the shield are supporters of the shield, two Basutho horses. In the foreground there is a ribbon with the national motto of Lesotho: Khotso, Pula, Nala (Sotho, to English: Peace, Rain, Prosperity). The crocodile on the shield has been retained from the arms of Basutoland, the predecessor to Lesotho.

KINGDOM OF LESOTHO
KHOTSO PULA NALA
1992

Reverse

Mokorotlo hat and value.

A Mokorotlo is a type of straw hat widely used for traditional Sotho (South Africa & Lesotho) clothing, and is the national symbol of the Basotho and Lesotho peoples. An image of the Mokorotlo appears on the Lesotho flag. The design is believed to have been inspired by the conical mountain Mount Qiloane.

1
SENTE

Edge

1 Sente

Non-magnetic
KM# 54
Characteristics
Material Brass
Weight 1.5 g
Diameter 16.5 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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