11. Mandela Inauguration R5 sells for R750 000

The finest known proof Mandela Inauguration has just sold for a world record price of R750 000 totally shattering the last record sale of a Mandela proof at R200 000. In just 14 years this coin has shown a return of 2.5 million percent!

This is the one and only specimen of the rare Inauguration R5 proof coins to be graded PF-70 or perfect. The coin was sold for US $99,337 or R750 000. We expect this coin to be valued at around R1.5 million by the end of the year and over R2 million by the end of 2009. The reverse or tails side of the world’s fastest appreciating rare coin in all of history. The coin as you can see is breathtakingly beautiful and absolutely flawless.

Arms: Quarterly per fess wavy: I, Gules, a female figure representing Hope, resting the dexter arm upon a rock, and supporting with the sinister an anchor Argent; II, Or, two black wildebeest in full course at random, both proper; III, Or, upon an island an orange tree Vert fructed proper; IV, Vert, a trek wagon Argent. Crest: On a wreath of the colours, a lion passant gardant Gules, supporting with the dexter paw four staves erect, alternately Argent and Azure and banded Or. Mantling: Argent and Gules. Supporters: Dexter a springbok and sinister an oryx (gemsbok), both proper. Compartment: Below the shield, on a compartment grassed Vert two Proteas each with two flower heads proper.

Arms registered in Pretoria:
South Africa became a republic outside the Commonwealth on 31 May 1961. In 1962 Parliament passed the Heraldry Act, which created a heraldic authority comprising the Bureau of Heraldry, headed by a State Herald. The first State Herald was appointed in 1963 and had his office in the Union Buildings, Pretoria (it has since moved elsewhere in Pretoria). The bureau registered the national arms by certificate No 152, dated 13 May 1968. The illustration follows the Kruger Gray drawing and the wording of the blazon is significantly different from that of 1910, but the arms so blazoned are still those granted in 1910 and redrawn in 1930 and ’32. The blazon reads:
South Africa’s old coat of arms were still displayed on our coinage at the time that Nelson Mandela had his Presidential Inauguration.
The Union Buildings which appear on the Mandela Presidential Inauguration R5 coins. This is the place that Nelson Mandela was sworn in as the first black President of South Africa.
President Mandela at his swearing in as President at the Union Buildings at Pretoria.


It is the king of world coins in terms of growth! The latest record setting sale of a rare proof Mandela Inauguration R5 in the grade of PF-70 for R750 000 by S A COIN is going to have the effect of a nuclear detonation in the global rare coin market. In the 14 years since the time of its minting this coin has appreciated 2 499 900%. This is an average aggregate performance of 178 564% per annum. That quite simply makes this rare coin the fastest appreciating rare coin in the history of the world. In the world rare coin market like all other industries it is all in the numbers. Whether you are looking at a fast car or a hot stock it’s the numbers that attracts your attention. The numbers behind this coin are so impressive it is the equivalent of announcing a Ferrari that can go 0 – 300kph in 0.3 seconds flat. More and more collectors and investors are taking note that the Mandela rare R5 coins are fast becoming a global phenomenon and everyone who knows anything about these coins is getting involved.

Nelson Mandela onstage during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England.

There has never ever been an issue of any coins anywhere in the world that has made collectors and investors so much money so fast. There is that famous American investment saying ‘the trend is your friend.’ Well take note that in the world rare coin market the trend is investing and collecting the rare Mandela R5 coins. The Mandela R5 coins have made millions of rands profits for many of their investors and they continue to appreciate at an extraordinary rate of appreciation in a highly constrained global financial marketplace.

Perhaps it is only fitting that the rare Proof 70 Mandela Inauguration R5 has taken over the mantle of being the fastest appreciating rare coin in the history of the world. For it was with the R5 Mandela Inauguration coins that we in the rare coin market and also South Africa began to witness an extraordinary phenomenon take place. That was that South African’s en masse throughout the country began to collect the R5 Mandela Inauguration coins. It was if we knew intuitively that Nelson Mandela was not just another leader of a country but a remarkable and extraordinary man like no other before him.

Nelson Mandela appears onstage with his wife Graca Machel during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England.

Nelson Mandela appears onstage during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England.

It was with this intuitive knowledge that we also knew that all things associated with him in the form of memorabilia, paintings, coins and art would due to the huge significance that he had would be worth in some cases a great deal of money in time to come. The Mandela R5 coins are the largest Mandela franchise on the planet. The collective value of all of his R5 coins have now formed a global rare coin market with a market capitalisation of over one billion rand. It is a rare coin market that is expanding at such a rapid rate we project that within just a few years from now the market capitalisation of all of his R5 coins could well exceed one billion US dollars.

What makes the Mandela R5 rare coins so unique is the fact that they are in demand everywhere in the world. They are being bought and sold to collectors and investors in virtually every single country in the world. Usually any coin that is issued in a particular country has interest that is mainly displayed by the people that are within the confines of its borders. But that is not the case with the Mandela R5 coins.

Former South African president Nelson Mandela meets Britain's Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in central London June 25, 2008.

Mandela is one of the most loved people in the world. He is liked and admired by virtually all the peoples of the world. Whether you talk to Palestinians, Israelis, Americans, Iraqis, Russians, Britons or any nation on this earth most of the peoples of all the countries only have good and fond things to say about our past president. These very same factors are also exhibited in all of the people around the world that are collecting and investing in the rare Mandela R5 coins. Everyone wants to have and hold a memento of one of the greatest men that has ever lived. And it is this fact that makes the Mandela R5 coins one of the most lucrative investments that is available in the world today. Not only are the Mandela R5 coins the fastest appreciating rare coins on the planet with levels of appreciation in the millions of percent they are also one of the best performing investments on the globe today – period.

Nelson Mandela appears onstage during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England.
When I was watching the sky news coverage of the 90th Birthday Mandela 46664 concert I was struck by two comments by the announcer that was covering the concert. She said ‘Nelson Mandela father of the world, a man such as no other’. In all of my years of reading I have read about many great men and women. But I have never ever heard or read of an accolade of such importance ever given to any of them. Alexander the Great widely regarded as the greatest military leader of the world was just ‘great’. But our past president was ‘father of the world’! Einstein was extraordinary but he was not ‘the father of the world’. Nelson Mandela, is probably second only to Jesus Christ, regarded by the world as the greatest man that has ever lived to date. And it is this primary fact that creates the market forces that make us all intuitively collect all of his R5 coins. The demand for all of his R5 coins locally and globally is just absolutely staggering.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela leaves the Intercontinental hotel in London, on June 26, 2008. Former South African president Nelson Mandela spoke of a "tragic failure of leadership" in Zimbabwe during a celebrity fundraising dinner in London Wednesday June 25, 2008 to mark his 90th birthday. In what are thought to be his first public comments on the situation, Mandela made a brief reference to Zimbabwe as he detailed a string of problems faced by the world.

It is due to his global significance that his coins and all things that are associated with him that are rare or scarce are going to be worth considerable amounts of money as the years pass by. The smartest thing for any South African or any person is to put together a set or few complete sets of the Mandela R5 coins into their investment portfolios. We in South Africa have the double benefit of the fact that we not only do we benefit from the extraordinary growth of these coins but the profits made on all rare coins in South Africa are also tax free. If you make a million rand return in the rare coin market then that is what you get to place into your bank account with no deductions whatsoever.

Prime Minister of Great Britain Gordon Brown shares a joke with Nelson Mandela during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England.
The Mandela R5 rare coins are the only coins that we have ever witnessed that have had an entire county collect them. We have never seen or heard of any country anywhere in the world that has had its entire populous collect any particular coins ever in their histories. We also know that had the R5 Mandela coins been readily available in other countries that they would have been snapped up by investors and collectors in great numbers. At this point in time the majority of rare Mandela R5 coins are held in South Africa. We at S A COIN are going to start a global marketing campaign in the next few years where we start to market the Mandela R5 coins in the largest rare coin market in the world, the United States. We are then going to start to market these rare coins in Europe, Canada, Australia and a host of other markets.

You can say many things about the Americans but make no mistake they are very, very smart especially when it comes to making money. They are the people after all that made the space shuttle and that through the world dominate the world of finance. They will be quick to see the numbers that are displayed behind the rare Mandela R5 coins and you can expect them to place significant amounts of capital into these coins. Their participating in broad numbers will take the rare Mandela R5 coins to extraordinary high values and truly globalise the rare Mandela R5 coins. South African’s and also international investors and collectors that are buying into the Mandela R5 coins now will have a head start on the new investors and collectors that enter the market in the future. It is also important to note that rare Mandela R5 coins are still in their early stages of growth. The rare Mandela R5 market is still only 3 years old. For whilst the coins have been available since 1994 the market itself only jumped into great activity a few years ago.

There is also another very important factor to consider. That is that once coins are collected and accepted as being rare in the world rare coin market, they only become more sought after and widely collected year after year after year. There has never a time where coins once considered as rare are no longer so. The market for these coins is therefore eternal and this will ensure that generation after generation enjoy the spectacular returns that these coins give to both investors and also collectors.

Nelson Mandela onstage during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England.

With the sale of the finest known rare Mandela Proof Inauguration for R750 000 there is a vacuum that exists between the one finest known specimen and the second finest known specimens in Proof-69 condition. Only 216 of these coins have been graded by PCGS and NGC. They are currently selling at R45 000 a coin and are a steal at that price. By then end of the year these coins should be selling with ease at around R100 000. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to work out that if a PF-70 sold for the price of R750 000 and there is only one, that with a ratio of 1-216 that the coins are very, very undervalued at R45 000.

Every single time that there is a sale of a finest known in the country and this is then widely reported it alters the very architecture and the fabric of the entire world market. The most direct effect of the sale of a finest known coin is upon the coins of its very own type and grade. There will be intense focus by the media and also the public at large on all of the Proof Mandela R5 Inauguration coins once this article is placed onto our site and also released to the world media. New investors and collectors that contact our corporation will soon learn that there is only one of the PF-70 coins that sold and that it is not available for purchase they will then start to snap up the PF-69’s that are on the market. With there being only 216 of them worldwide the pressure that will be placed on these coins will be immense. Do not miss the opportunity to place a number of these into your portfolio if you do not have any. They will not be available on the market for long.

Nelson Mandela leaves the InterContinental Hotel after a photo shoot with celebrity photographer Terry O'Neil on June 26, 2008 in London, England. Mandela is in London in advance of the 46664 concert being held at Hyde Park on Friday the 27th June to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday.

We at S A COIN can feel confident with the predictions that we are making on the PF-69 coins for we were able to see the marketplace in action on the Mandela Proof coins in the exact same circumstance. When we released our latest newsletter The Coin Report we stated that the 5 specimens of the finest known Mandela proofs in PF-69 are estimated to be worth R500 000 each. The moment that the newsletter hit the marketplace the Mandela Proof 68’s the second finest known of these coins of which there are 179 specimens that have been graded by PCGS and NGC started to come under immense market pressure. They started the beginning of the year at R35 000 and they are now trading at R100 000 a coin if you can get them.

Nelson Mandela appears onstage during the 46664 Concert In Celebration Of Nelson Mandela's Life held at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England.

Once the marketplace learned that there were 5 finest known’s that were valued at R500 000 we had request after request from investors and also collectors who wanted to buy one. But when we contacted the owners of these coins no matter how high we made the offers on these coins they all refused to sell. Three of the owners told us that the Proof Mandela 69’s were for their pensions. When a man tells you that he is holding onto an investment for his pension there is just simply no higher compliment that you can pay any investment. That is the type of faith that we see from all South Africans from all walks of life strongly displayed in the rare Mandela R5 coins.

Our advice to all the investors and collectors that are reading this is to contact one of our brokers now and snap up as many of the rare Mandela Proof Inauguration R5 coins as you can before they disappear from the marketplace. There are only 514 of the rare Mandela Inauguration proof R5 coins that have been graded in all grades by PCGS and NGC. And all of them are going to come under increasing pressure to rise in value with all of the market attention that they are going to be getting.