Pay tribute to the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela. Celebrate the inspirational life, spectacular achievement and world-renowned statesmanship of the late Nelson Mandela. Renowned as the "Father of Modern South Africa" and pioneer of civil rights and democracy, he endured decades of imprisonment before emerging as an inspiring anti-apartheid leader and becoming South Africa's first black President. This special coin and currency set commemorates the great leader's life and immortalizes him in rich color on a Half Dollar coin. The 10-rand note, personally approved by Mandela before his death, also features a handsome image of him on the front. This set comes in a plastic case with story card and makes a magnificent gift for collectors of all ages. Mandela was born on July 18th 1918 in South Africa. After studying law and joining the African National Congress he led a movement of peaceful protests and civil disobedience for fight for equality for blacks. Although acquitted on charges of treason for his political opposition in 1956, he was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1956. Much of his sentence was spent as notorious Robben Island prison. Mandela died on December 5th 2013 and was given a state funeral in his ancestral home of Qunu on December 15th 2013.