Coining it for 2010

COIN collectors will have another collectible to covet with the minting of a pure gold quarter-ounce coin on an antique press at Soccer City in Soweto on Monday, to commemorate next year's Fifa World Cup.

COIN collectors will have another collectible to covet with the minting of a pure gold quarter-ounce coin on an antique press at Soccer City in Soweto on Monday, to commemorate next year's Fifa World Cup.

The "privy mark" of the stadium was struck into the coins, which form part of a launch set for the World Cup coin series, the South African Mint said.

An antique coin fly press was transported to the stadium for the occasion, it said.

The launch set contains coins featuring the official South African Fifa logo, with elements of the South African and German coat of arms symbolising the handover from the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

The 94000-seater Soccer City Stadium will host the first and final matches of the World Cup. The minting of the commemorative coins for the soccer spectacle began in 2006. - Sapa

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