• 2 Pounds 2015, KM# 5, South Sudan
  • 2 Pounds 2015, KM# 5, South Sudan
Description

South Sudan is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011 that ended Africa's longest-running civil war.

The 1 Pound coin has been released in 2016 to replace the 1 Pound banknote, and a coin for 2 Pounds has also been released at the same time as the 1 Pound coin.

Obverse

Depicts the coat of arms of South Sudan surrounded by the country name above and the date below.

The coat of arms of the Republic of South Sudan consists an African fish eagle holding a crossed spear and spade, symbolizing the people’s resolve to protect the sovereignty of their republic and work hard to feed it. The eagle is depicted as looking towards its right shoulder with wings outstretched, and it holds in its claws a scroll bearing the name of the state. The eagle signifies strength, resilience, vision, and majesty.

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN
JUSTICE LIBERTY
PROSPERITY
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN
2015

Reverse

African shield with two spears, value above.

2 POUNDS

Edge

2 Pounds

KM# 5 Schön# 5
Characteristics
Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Bronze Plated Steel
Center Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 8 g
Diameter 27 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
South African Mint (SA Mint)

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