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Eswatini Currency Museum Will Preserve History

Eswatini Daily News
15 November 2021
By: Nomzamo Jiyane –

On Wednesday the Prime Minister Cleopas Sipho Dlamini on behalf of His Majesty King Mswati 111 opened the Eswatini Currency Museum at the Central Bank in Mbabane. The Prime Minister said the Currency Museum will be great benefit to Emaswati and visitors to the Kingdom.

The museum has documented the history of the currency of Eswatini. This initiative by Government will help to preserve the history of the our currency for the benefit of future generations. Even visitors to the Kingdom will gain deeper appreciation of the Kingdom’s pride, the Lilangeni and the rich history depicted on our banknotes and coins.

“ Those interested in economics and business will find the study of numismatics, a wealth of information, the equivalent to a life long education not only in the study of coins and currencies, but also about people of Eswatini and their history. Future generations must appreciate the revolution of trade and the different medium of exchange that the Currency Museum has prudently captured. The birth of a currency is rich and unique in it’s nature as it depicts the country’s pride that is symbolic in it’s cultural heritage and resources”, said Prime Minister.

This is a proud moment of the kingdom of Eswatini, where we take a step back to revisit what matters to us as Emaswati- our pride and joy- the Lilangeni Currency. The currency has helped us determine our nation’s economic health and well-being for all the people of Eswatini over the years.

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