The South African Krugerrand series of bullion coins has long consisted solely of the Gold Krugerrand. Long available in a 1 oz gold bullion version, with fractional weights also available in many years, the program hasn’t expanded much since its 1967 introduction. For the 50th anniversary, the mint now releases a stunning Silver South African Krugerrand for the first time. Right now, the 2017 1 oz Silver South African Krugerrand Coin is available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- First-ever Silver South African Krugerrand coin!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a grade of Specimen Proof 69 from the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Obverse of coin features image of Paul Kruger.
- Reverse depicts the Springbok antelope.
Each of the 2017 1 oz Silver South African Krugerrand Coins in this product listing earned a near-perfect certification from the NGC. Coins with an SP69 certification have full, original mint luster and a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These flaws in the condition are limited to minuscule hairlines or contact marks, and often found outside the primary focal areas of the coin.
The Specimen Proof grade of the Silver Krugerrands owes to their original minting by the South African Mint. The South African Mint considers these coins Premium Uncirculated coins. This unique condition is attributed to both the quality of the silver used in the production of each Silver Krugerrand, as well as the state-of-the-art laser etching technology used to bring an incredible new level of detail to life on the Krugerrand design.
On 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 reimagining the Springbok antelope.
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 from 1883 to 1900.
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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