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The UNESCO Man and the Biosphere programme has changed the way we interact with nature. In celebration of the rich diversity of the Kogelberg Biosphere, the South African Mint has, for the first time, launched a new colour coin range to showcase its staggering beauty. The range contains four coins; two R5 sterling-silver 1 oz coins depicting the flora and two R10 sterling-silver 1 oz coins depicting the bird life of the UNESCO Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve.

The first R5 colour flower coin features a beautiful flowering blue-bearded disa, while the other flower coin depicts the striking Hermanus cliff gladiolus, situated in its natural habitat of rocky sandstone outcrops and cliffs.

The first R10 colour bird coin features the vibrant orange-breasted sunbird displaying its colourful plumage of bright metallic blue, violet, olive green, orange and yellow. The second coin features a male Cape rock-jumper with its dark rufous-red breast and belly.

The common obverse features a map of South Africa, the location of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, the words ‘South Africa’ and the year ‘2016’.

Bring your collection to life with one of the world’s most beautiful and diverse floral and bird kingdoms, now in stunning full colour.


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