The official gold bullion coin of the Republic of South Africa is the Gold Krugerrand. Introduced in 1967, the Gold Krugerrand was the unquestioned leader of the gold bullion coin marketing for more than two decades. By the mid-1980s, the Gold Krugerrand accounted for some 90% of the global gold bullion coin market.
- Coins ship to you inside of protective plastic flips or tubes of 10 gold coins!
- 55th year of release in the Gold South African Krugerrand Series!
- Contains One Troy ounce of actual gold content in BU condition.
- The obverse side of the coin includes a depiction of Paul Kruger.
- On the reverse field of the coin is a Springbok antelope.
When the Gold Krugerrand was introduced in 1967, South Africa was already known as one of the gold mining capitals of the world. The newly independent nation of the Republic of South Africa was looking to use its vast gold reserves to generate income for the nation and promote the private ownership of gold bullion coins.
The result was the introduction of the Gold Krugerrand. The series was developed with a name combining the last name of the famed President of the South African Republic of the 19th century, Paul Kruger, and the new national denomination of the Rand. While Gold Krugerrands have legal tender status, none of the gold coins have a marked denomination in Rands.
For the obverse imagery of 2021 1 oz Gold South African Krugerrands, a portrait of Paul Kruger is featured. This left-profile bust of Paul Kruger was designed in the 1890s for use on South African Pounds and remained on South African Pound denominations through 1960 and has featured on the decimalized Rand denominations starting in 1961 as well.
The reverse field of the 2021 Gold South African Krugerrands bears an image of the Springbok antelope. This beloved antelope species occupies the southern plains of the African continent. The Springbok has also appeared on previous coins from South Africa over more than a century of time.
These 2021 1 oz Gold South African Krugerrands are available to you individually or in multiples. Individual coins come in protective plastic flips. Multiples are housed in mint packaging that includes tubes for multiples of 10 coins. All coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
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