The Gold South African Krugerrand is the oldest gold bullion coin regularly issued. The South African Mint introduced these coins in 1967, 12 years before the Gold Canadian Maple Leaf and nearly two decades ahead of the Gold Chinese Panda and Gold American Eagle coins. Right now, 2019 1 oz Gold South African Krugerrand Coins are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you inside of a protective plastic package or in a mint tube of 10 coins!
- 53rd release of Gold South African Krugerrand coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- Obverse features the effigy of Paul Kruger.
- Reverse includes the national animal, the Springbok antelope.
Each 2019 1 oz Gold South African Krugerrand Coin available to you here today comes in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins of the Gold South African Krugerrand in 1 oz gold are available to you in either individual protective packaging or in mint tubes of 10 coins.
The Krugerrand was introduced by the South African Mint and Rand Refinery in 1967. The name of the gold bullion coins came from a combination of the national unit of currency, the Rand, and the last name of the nation’s first-ever elected president, Paul Kruger.
Gold Krugerrand coins were the only option for private gold investment regularly issued between 1967 and 1979. During this period of time, the Gold Krugerrand captured 90% of the global gold coin market and remained an immensely popular coin through the 1980s. By 1985, the hottest market for the Gold Krugerrand was the United States and that was in spite of a Western boycott on the importation of the coins.
On the obverse side of 2019 Gold South African Krugerrand Coins is the effigy of Paul Kruger. Popularly referred to as Oom Paul in Afrikaans, Kruger was the first man elected President of the South African Republic in 1883. He would serve until 1901 when he was forced into exile during renewed confrontations between the newly independent nation and its former colonial power, Great Britain.
The reverse face of 2019 1 oz Gold South African Krugerrand Coins includes the image of a Springbok antelope. This particular species of antelope is the national animal of the modern Republic of South Africa and features in right-profile relief on this side of the coins. The engravings on both faces of Gold Krugerrand coins are inscribed in both English and Afrikaans.
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