BOTSWANA 5 pula 1988 Olympics


BOTSWANA, 5 pula, 1988, Franklin Mint, Obverse: Olympic – runners, silver, 0.841 ozT, KM21, Proof

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Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa north of South Africa. It was colonized by the British and joined the Commonwealth after independence. It produces more diamonds than any other country. The economy is fiscally organized to produce a broad middle class.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.