1979 Gold Proof Year of the Child Coin from Lesotho.
This striking gold proof coin has a face value of 250 Lesotho Maloti and is struck in 22 carat (.9167) fineness. It has a mintage figure of 2,000 coins.
Basutoland was renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho upon independence from the United Kingdom in 1966. King Moshoeshoe was exiled in 1990, but returned to Lesotho in 1992 and reinstated in 1995.
Constitutional government was restored in 1993 after 23 years of military rule. In 1998, violent protests and a military mutiny following a contentious election prompted a brief but bloody intervention by South African and Botswanan military forces under the aegis of the Southern African Development Community. Constitutional reforms have since restored political stability; peaceful parliamentary elections were held in 2002.
The obverse depicts King Moshoeshoe I, facing to the right.
KINGDOM OF LESOTHO
The reverse shows three children facing forward.
INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD 1979 1 OZ FINE GOLD 250 MALOTI
|Gold Weight Troy Ounces||1|
|Fineness / Carat||0.917 / 22|
|Mint / Brand||Rand Refinery|
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