The Gold Krugerrand from the South African Mint was introduced in 1967 as the first-ever gold bullion coin for private investors. Not only was the coin alone in the industry from 1967 to 1979, when the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf was introduced, but it was alone on the global stage as a representative of the South African Mint. That changed in 2017 with the release of the Silver South African Krugerrand. The 2017 1 oz Silver South African Krugerrand Coin is available to you today online 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.
- Obverse of coin features image of Paul Kruger.
- Reverse depicts the Springbok antelope.
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.
Gold Krugerrand coins once dominated the precious metals industry. In fact, the modern market for gold and silver bullion coins was built on the immense popularity of the Gold Krugerrand. An economic boycott of South African products by the Western world in the 1970s and 1980s dented the Krugerrand’s position, but it remains a popular choice today among investors.
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.
All 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.
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