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. The mint has undertaken a special minting process to produce the Silver Krugerrand coins for those buying silver. The 2017 1 oz Silver South African Krugerrand Coin is available to you online today at Silver.com in perfect condition!
- 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.
- Issued a Grade of Specimen Proof 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- Early Release designation.
- Obverse of coin features image of Paul Kruger.
- Reverse depicts the Springbok antelope.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Gold Krugerrand and the first-ever striking of the Silver Krugerrand, the South African Mint has pulled out all the stops in production of these brand-new silver bullion coins.
The South African Mint considers original release Silver Krugerrands to be 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.
Each of the 2017 1 oz Silver South African Krugerrand Coins in this product listing have been certified SP70 coins by the NGC. Coins in this condition are considered perfect specimens, and feature full, original mint luster with no detracting flaws of any kind on the surface areas.
The Early Release designation indicates the coins were received for certification by the NGC within a set timeframe. To earn the ER label and designation, these coins had to arrive at the NGC or an approved third-party depository within 30 days of their release date from the South African Mint.
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.
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