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1 Lilangeni, (1974)

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Front: Sobhuza II (1899-1982), King of Swaziland 1899-1982

Sobhuza succeeded Ngwane V as Paramount Chief of Swaziland in 1899, when he was only a few months old. His grandmother, Labotsibeni Mdluli, acted as regent until 1921. His nominal reign of 82 years, 9 months is the longest precisely dated monarchical reign on record and the longest documented reign of any monarch since antiquity. The King had 70 wives, over 400 children and over 1000 grandchildren.

Back: Ten princesses taking part in Incwala (kingship ceremony)

 

2 Emalangeni, (1984)

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Front: Sobhuza II (1899-1982), King of Swaziland 1899-1982

Back: Sugar mill

 

5 Emalangeni, (1984)

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Front: Sobhuza II (1899-1982), King of Swaziland 1899-1982

Back: Mantenga Falls and landscape

 

20 Emalangeni, (1986)

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Front: Mswati III (1968-), King of Swaziland 1986-present

Mswati III, born Makhosetive Dlamini, succeeded his father Sobhuza II as King of Swaziland at the age of 18. He is generally considered to be one of the last absolute monarchs in the world. The king lives a jet-set life with 13 wives, each with separate palaces, and 23 children. With a fortune estimated at $100 million, placing him on Forbes magazine's list of the 15 richest monarchs in the world, he rules in a country where nearly 70% of people live on less than $1 a day.

Back: Agricultural products and cows

 

100 Emalangeni, 2008
Commemorates the King's 40th Birthday and
40th Anniversary of Independence

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Front: Mswati III (1968-), King of Swaziland 1986-present

Back: Rock formation

Courtesy of Yuri Minkin

 

200 Emalangeni, 2008
Commemorates the King's 40th Birthday and
40th Anniversary of Independence

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Front: Mswati III (1968-), King of Swaziland 1986-present

Back: Swazi villagers by thatched circular domed and fenced huts

Courtesy of Yuri Minkin

 

10 Emalangeni, 2010 (2011) Hybrid Polymer

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Front: Mswati III (1968-), King of Swaziland 1986-present

Mswati III, born Makhosetive Dlamini, succeeded his father Sobhuza II as King of Swaziland at the age of 18. He is generally considered to be one of the last absolute monarchs in the world. The king lives a jet-set life with 13 wives, each with separate palaces, and 23 children. With a fortune estimated at $100 million, placing him on Forbes magazine's list of the 15 richest monarchs in the world, he rules in a country where nearly 70% of people live on less than $1 a day.

Back: Nine princesses taking part in Incwala (kingship ceremony)

 

Incwala

Incwala

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20 Emalangeni, 2010 (2011) Hybrid Polymer

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Front: Mswati III (1968-), King of Swaziland 1986-present

Back: Flower, corn, and pineapple; steer; refinery

 

50 Emalangeni, 2010 (2011) Hybrid Polymer

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Front: Mswati III (1968-), King of Swaziland 1986-present

Back: Central Bank of Swaziland headquarters Umntsholi building in Mbabane

 

100 Emalangeni, 2010 (2011) Hybrid Polymer

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Front: Mswati III (1968-), King of Swaziland 1986-present

Back: Elephant, rhinoceros, lion, flowers, and bird

 

200 Emalangeni, 2010 (2011) Hybrid Polymer

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Front: Mswati III (1968-), King of Swaziland 1986-present

Back: Straw huts; two goats; warrior; rock formation

 

10 Emalangeni, 2015 (2017) Hybrid Polymer

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Front: Mswati III (1968-), King of Swaziland 1986-present

Mswati III, born Makhosetive Dlamini, succeeded his father Sobhuza II as King of Swaziland at the age of 18. He is generally considered to be one of the last absolute monarchs in the world. The king lives a jet-set life with 13 wives, each with separate palaces, and 23 children. With a fortune estimated at $100 million, placing him on Forbes magazine's list of the 15 richest monarchs in the world, he rules in a country where nearly 70% of people live on less than $1 a day.

Back: Nine princesses taking part in Incwala (kingship ceremony)

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Swaziland, located in southeastern Africa, was established as a kingdom in the 1980s.It was administered by the British during the Anglo-Boer War. Became an independent kingdom in 1968. It is a member of the British Commonwealth. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Swaziland.

 

 

 

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