Aside from the dominant South African Krugerrands, the South African Big Five Series of bullion coins might be the most visible program from the South African Mint. The five-coin series launched with silver bullion coins in 2019 and the images of five of the biggest animal species, in both physical stature and mankind’s historic fear of the beasts. The Big Five Series expands in 2020 to include brand-new platinum coins for the first time. Now, 2020 1 oz Platinum South African Big Five Elephants are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coin ships to you in an individual flip, a tube of 10, or a mini Monster Box of 250!
- First issue of the Platinum South African Big Five Elephant coins!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .9995 fine platinum in BU condition.
- Issued a face value of 20 Rand (R20) by South Africa.
- The obverse depicts an African bush elephant.
- On the reverse are two elephants that seem to merge as one.
The African bush elephant is a popular character to feature on bullion coins. The African Wildlife Series has long used the animal as the focus of the Somalia Elephant collection and it has also featured in the Rwandan Wildlife Series. Now, the largest land mammal in the world is also the leader of the pack in the Big Five Collection.
The South African Mint bills the Big Five Series as a collection of some of the most fearsome animals on the African continent. Whether the beasts are truly massive in their own right, like the African elephant, or posed an existential threat to human life like the African lion, the creatures depicted in this series are well-known to mankind.
For the obverse of the 2020 1 oz Platinum South African Big Five Elephant, the South African Mint features a large African bush elephant. The bush elephant is one of three extant subspecies of elephant still alive today, with the others being the African forest elephant and the Asian elephant. This creature is depicted with its massive ears and long tusks and is accompanied by the South African coat of arms in the lower-center field of the design element.
On the reverse side of 2020 Platinum South African Elephants is a depiction of two elephant heads that seemingly merge as one in the center of the design. The two beasts stand side by side with the ears appearing to become one. In the center of the field, you will notice a circle with the weight, metal content, purity, and face value of the coin.
These 2020 1 oz Platinum South African Big Five Elephants are available to purchase with either individual plastic flips, tubes of 10 coins, or mini Monster Boxes of 250 coins holding 25 tubes of 10 coins each. All coins are available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
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