NGC Creates Special Label for Tambo Coins

Posted on 1/10/2018

The label features a likeness of the South African anti-Apartheid leader.

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has created a special label for South African coins that honor anti-Apartheid leader Oliver "O.R." Tambo. The label, available by request to all customers for an additional fee, features a likeness of Tambo with a South African flag in the background.

The label can be used with the four coins issued by South Africa in 2017 to celebrate the centenary of Tambo's birth: a proof 1-ounce gold 500 rand, a proof 1-ounce silver 50 rand, a 50 rand and a 5 rand.

From 1967 to 1991, Tambo served as president of the African National Congress (ANC), the resistance movement that later became South Africa's dominant political party. Nelson Mandela succeeded Tambo as president of the ANC and became president of South Africa after its first fully representative election in 1994.

Tambo passed away in 1993, as the Apartheid era was ending. Today, millions of travelers to South Africa pass through O.R. Tambo Johannesburg International Airport, that nation's busiest.

To request the Oliver Tambo label for a qualifying coin, write "Tambo Label #967" on your submission form. There is an additional fee of $5 per coin for the label.

Questions? Contact NGC Customer Service at or 1-800-NGC-COIN (1-800-642-2646).

Interested in bulk submissions? Contact Miles Standish at

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