When it comes to buying gold in the South African Krugerrand Series, investors have a choice between one of four coins. Since 1980, the well-known series has offered three fractional-ounce coins alongside its stalwart option, the 1 oz Gold Krugerrand. The largest of these fractional-ounce gold coins is the 1/2 oz option. Now, 2022 1/2 oz Gold South African Krugerrands are available to you for purchase online at Silver.com.
- Coins ship to you inside individual flips or acrylic tubes of 15 coins!
- 56th year of availability for Gold Krugerrands and 43rd available year for the 1/2 oz Gold Krugerrand!
- Consists of One-Half Troy ounce of actual gold content.
- On the obverse is a bust of Paul Kruger.
- The reverse features the Springbok antelope.
Krugerrand coins were developed in 1967 as a means of promoting South African gold to the world. From 1967 to 1980, the Krugerrand dominated the global gold bullion market and accounted for 90% of all gold bullion coin sales in the world. The popularity of the coins resulted in the expansion of the series in 1980.
Following the release of its first major competitor one year earlier, the South African Mint set about expanding the Gold Krugerrands with fractional-ounce options for investors. This resulted in the release of 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz, and 1/10 oz Gold Krugerrands in 1980.
On the obverse of 2022 1/2 oz Gold South African Krugerrands is an effigy of Boer statesman Paul Kruger. A four-term President of the South African Republic, Kruger is honored not only with his effigy on the coins, but also in the very name of the series. The Krugerrand name is a combination of Paul Kruger’s last name with the name of the modern fiat currency of the nation, the Rand.
The reverse side of 2022 Gold South African Krugerrands comes with a depiction of the Springbok antelope. The Springbok is a symbol of the modern state and has previously featured on South African coinage of the shilling and cent denominations in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.
These 2022 1/2 oz Gold South African Krugerrands are available to you individually or in bulk. Individual coins will ship in plastic flips, with acrylic tubes available for multiples of 15 gold coins. All of the coins are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition.
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