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1984 Botswana 25 Thebe African zebra zebu bull tribal shield Pula coin pendant Selibe Phikwe Tswana Bantu Setswana Kalanga Serowe n002213

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Botswana 25 Thebe {1976-1989} 1S

front: The coat of arms of Botswana was adopted on January 25, 1966. The centre shield is supported by two zebras. The shape of the shield is that of traditional shields found in East Africa.

On the top portion of the shield are three cogwheels that represent industry.

The three waves symbolize water, and reminds the viewer of the motto of the nation: pula, which means simply "rain", but also good luck, and is the name of the nation's currency.

At the bottom of the shield is the head of a bull, which symbolizes the importance of cattle herding to Botswana

The two zebras also symbolise the importance of wildlife, through tourism, in the national economy . Also, zebra have black and white stripes which represent equality of people of all colors in Botswana. The zebra on the right holds an ear of sorghum, an important crop in the nation.


back: Zebu left


• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Copper-nickel coin
• diameter: 25 mm
• weight: 5.8 g

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