The largest fractional-weight coin in the South African Krugerrand series, the ½ oz Gold Krugerrand debuted along with two other fractional weights in 1980 as the Krugerrand series reached its highest popularity level as the dominant gold bullion coin for sale in the world. Right now, 2018 ½ oz Gold South African Krugerrand Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of individual plastic coin flips or mint tubes of 15 coins!
- 51st year of availability for the South African Krugerrand Series!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of actual gold content in BU condition.
- Obverse bears the portrait of Paul Kruger.
- Reverse features the graceful figure of a Springbok antelope.
Each of the 2018 ½ oz Gold South African Krugerrand Coins available to you today are in BU condition. Coins in this condition exhibit no signs of wear and tear, but can also feature minor flaws as a result of the coining process. You may find flaws such as breaks in the luster, spotted surfaces, and contact marks.
The introduction of fractional weights to the Gold Krugerrand Series came in 1980. The South African Mint responded to the intense demand for the gold bullion coins around that time. Despite the economic boycott as a result of South Africa’s apartheid system, the Krugerrand garnered 90% of the global gold coin market at the time with only the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf coin available as another option.
On the obverse of all 2018 Gold South African Krugerrand is the left-profile portrait of Paul Kruger. A beloved figure among many in South Africa at the time, Kruger was known to many South Africans as Uncle Paul. He served as the President of the South African Republic from 1883 to 1900.
The reverse of the 2018 ½ oz Gold South African Krugerrand Coin features the design of a Springbok antelope as it gracefully moves across the wildlands of South Africa. The species is a medium-sized antelope found throughout the south and southwest African continent.
Engravings on both sides of the coin are featured in both English and Afrikaans, with the nation of issue on the obverse and the weight, metal content, and year of issue on the reverse. The design of the Krugerrand has never changed since 1967, but was modernized in 1984. Coert Steynberg modernized the reverse, while Otto Schultz completed the obverse design.
The South African Mint was founded in 1890 and opened for coining production in 1892. It was Paul Kruger, then President of South Africa, who commissioned the mint’s opening. Today, the mint has more than 100 years of coining experience.
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