Lesotho gained independence from Britain on October 4, 1966.
Lesotho 10 Maloti 2003 UNC
Front: King Moshoeshoe I (1786?-March 11, 1870)
Back: Lesotho Horseman in Corn Farm
King Moshoeshoe I
He was the first son of Mokhachane, a minor chief of the Bakoteli lineage- a branch of the Koena (crocodile) clan. In his early childhood, he helped his father gain power over some other smaller clans. At the age of 34 Moshoeshoe formed his own clan and became a chief. He and his followers settled at the Butha-Buthe Mountain.