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Bull Lesotho 2 Lisente Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making

Bull Lesotho 2 Lisente Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making

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Bull Lesotho 2 Lisente Authentic Coin Charm for Jewelry and Craft Making

Obverse: Arms with supporters

Reverse: Bull and value
Lettering: 2 LISENTE

Issuer Lesotho
King Letsie III (1990-1995, 1996-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1992
Value 2 Lisente
0.02 LSL = 0.0014 USD
Currency Loti (1980-date)
Composition Brass
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Shape Round
Number N# 2500
References KM# 55

Basotho men and boys work high up in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho—a sovereign enclave nation of two million, surrounded entirely by South Africa. Lesotho is the only country on the planet entirely above 1,400 meters (approx. 4,500 feet) in elevation; in the Semonkong region, which sits at 2,275 meters (nearly 7,500 feet), the terrain is rugged and paved roads are rare, making four-legged transportation the most practical option. Shepherds play an essential role in these highlands, where most people make their living through animal husbandry and subsistence farming. In a country where wealth—and status, and eligibility for marriage—are largely measured in livestock, guardians of likhomo (cattle) serve as financial managers of a kind. A competent shepherd can expect to be paid one cow a year by his employer. Out on the mountainside, herder boys sit dreaming of the day when they will own enough cattle to hire minders of their own.

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