Lesotho 5 Maloti

Lesotho 5 Maloti


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The Loti is the official currency of the Kingdom of Lesotho, and its name derived from the Sesotho language “loti”, which means mountain. It circulates alongside the South African rand through the Common Monetary Zone, and both are accepted as legal tender in Lesotho. The first issue of the Loti was made in 1966, although it was not considered a circulating currency until 1980 when the first loti coins were issued to replace the rand. Even so, the South African rand remains legal tender in the kingdom. The kingdom introduced the first coin series in denominations of 1 sente, 2, 5, 10, 25 and 50 lisente and 1 loti in 1979, followed by 2 and 5 maloti in 1996 and 20 lisente in 1998.

The 5 Lesotho loti coin front design features the National Coat of Arms (consist of a crocodile on a Basotho shield (symbol of Lesotho’s largest ethnic dynasty); behind the shield, there are two crossed arms, an assegai (spear) and a knobkierie (club), two Basotho horses support the shield on each side. At the base, there is a ribbon with the national motto: “Khotso, Pula, Nala” (Peace, Rain, Prosperity) and the issue date. The reverse coin design illustrates wheat branches and the denomination. This coin is part of the 1996 – 2010 series, its rim is plain and fluted, and its color is silver.

Text: The Kingdom of Lesotho, H.M. Moshoeshoe 1, Khotso, Pula, Nala, 1998, 5 Maloti.

Additional information


Current Lesotho loti coin



Tender Types


Product Currencies

Lesotho Loti

Country coin denominations

0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 5



Composition material

Nickel Clad Steel


25.0 mm




Medal alignment ↑↑


6.37 g


Basotho horses (Equus caballus), Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus)


1996, 2010


Animal, Coat of arms, shield, Wheat branch

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