The South African Mint is celebrating this monumental milestone for the Krugerrand with the striking of a 2017 Silver South African Krugerrand. The new Silver Krugerrand marks the first-ever silver coin in the long-running Krugerrand collection. First released as a bullion coin, there is now a special silver proof in the series as well! Right now, the 2017 1 oz Proof Silver South African Krugerrand Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in stunning black display box with Certificate of Authenticity.
- First-ever issue of Proof Silver Krugerrand coins!
- Mintage limited to 15,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Obverse features the image of Paul Kruger.
- Reverse depicts the Springbok Antelope.
The 2017 1 oz Proof Silver South African Krugerrand Coins in this product listing are available to you inside of a beautiful black display box from the South African Mint, with the coin itself encapsulated inside of protective plastic. A numbered Certificate of Authenticity is included along with your purchase.
These coins are a moment 50 years in the making from the South African Mint. Gold Krugerrand coins debuted in 1967 as a means of promoting not only South Africa’s vast gold reserves to private investors, but also promoting gold bullion coins as a means of securing personal wealth. The Silver Krugerrand is the first Krugerrand coin struck in a metal other than gold.
On the obverse of the Silver Krugerrand features the left-profile portrait of Paul Kruger. Known as Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger, he was the most dominant political and military figure of 19th-century South Africa. He led the Boer cause for a free and independent South African republic, even serving as the third president of the republic.
The reverse of all Silver South African Krugerrand coins is the image of a Springbok antelope. Both sides of the coin have engravings in both English and the native Afrikaans spoken by tribes and ethnic groups in South Africa. The designs on the modern obverse and reverse were refined in 1984, with Otto Schultz revitalizing Kruger’s portrait and Coert Steynberg re-imagining the Springbok antelope.
Above the image of the Springbok Antelope on the reverse you’ll find a small circle in the midst of the design field. The circle contains the number “50” in the center, with “1967 – 2017” engraved above and the word “Anniversary” below.
The South African Mint is the official sovereign mint of the Republic of South Africa. Headquartered in Centurion, in Gauteng province outside of Pretoria, it produces coinage for the South African Reserve Bank.
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