After a half-century of offering only a gold bullion coin, the South African Mint introduced its first silver bullion coin in the Krugerrand Series in 2017. Initially released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Gold Krugerrands, the Silver Krugerrand proved so popular that the South African Mint and Rand Refinery continues to issue the coins to this day to ensure silver buyers have an option in the series. Right now, 2021 1 oz Proof Silver South African Krugerrands are available to purchase online at Silver.com.
- Ships to you in a protective presentation box with an included Certificate of Authenticity!
- Fifth year of availability for the Proof Silver Krugerrand Coins!
- Mintage limited to 20,000 coins only!
- Consists of One Troy ounce of .999 fine silver.
- Bears a face value of 1 Rand (R1) backed by the government of South Africa.
- The obverse features a portrait of Paul Kruger.
- On the reverse is a depiction of the Springbok antelope.
Each 2021 1 oz Proof Silver South African Krugerrand available through this Silver.com listing comes with a presentation box from the South African Mint. The black boxes hold just one coin and come with a Certificate of Authenticity from the mint.
The Gold Krugerrand debuted in 1967 with a 1 oz gold coin, the only option available until the 1980s when fractional-ounce gold coins were introduced. In 2017, silver and platinum versions of the coin were introduced. The Silver Krugerrand remains popular to this day and has a significant difference noticeable in its issue compared to the gold coins. While both are legal tender in South Africa, only the Silver Krugerrands have an assigned face value noted on the coin. Each one has a face value of 1 Rand.
The obverse side of 2021 Proof Silver South African Krugerrands features a portrait of Paul Kruger. Mr. Kruger, better known as Oom Paul in Afrikaans, or Uncle Paul, was the first man elected as president of a South African state. He led the South African Republic of the late-19th century, a precursor to the modern Republic of South Africa. His left-profile portrait on these coins is a modern version of a design first used in the 1890s on Gold South African Pounds.
On the reverse field of 2021 1 oz Proof Silver Krugerrands is a depiction of the Springbok antelope. This particular species of antelope is unique to the southern regions of the African continent is known for leaping high into the air. The Springbok will use a series of jumps to gain increasingly greater clearance of the ground as it moves along the landscape.
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