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Offline chrisild

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Swaziland changes its name to Eswatini
« on: May 22, 2018, 08:03:32 PM »
Not really a design related comment but ...

About a month ago, Swaziland's king Mswati III declared that the country would be renamed so that its Swazi language name, eSwatini, would become the official name. Apparently the change has now been made:

"In exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 64 (3) of the Constitution of Swaziland Act No. 1 of 2005, I, Mswati III, King and Ingwenyama of Eswatini makes the declaration that the name of the Kingdom of Swaziland is changed to Kingdom of Eswatini."

Source (By the way, I have seen both spelling versions, lowercase E followed by uppercase S and the other way round.) Since Swaz--eSwatini is an absolute monarchy, we may see coins and notes with the new country name fairly soon ...


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Re: Swaziland changes its name to Eswatini
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2019, 07:12:43 PM »
The first coin with the new country name has now been released. Unfortunately the country has not used the opportunity to redesign its circulation coins.