A moment 50 years in the making has finally arrived for numismatists around the world to savor. The South African Gold Krugerrand was the first private-investment gold bullion coin produced in the world, but while other mints offered gold bullion programs with a matching silver coin, the South African Mint never expanded the Krugerrand. That is, until now. Today, the 2017 1 oz South African Silver Krugerrand Coin is available to you now from JM Bullion in unique condition!
- Arrives in a protective plastic capsule and comes with a certificate of authenticity!
- 1st-ever South African Silver Krugerrand coin!
- Limited mintage of only 1,000,000 coins.
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in Premium Uncirculated condition.
- Obverse of coin features image of Paul Kruger.
- Reverse depicts the Springbok antelope.
The South African Mint is celebrating this monumental milestone for the Krugerrand with the striking of a 2017 South African Silver Krugerrand. The new Silver Krugerrand marks the first-ever silver coin in the long-running Krugerrand collection.
While many new-issue silver and gold coins feature a Brilliant Uncirculated finish, the South African Mint considers these coins Premium Uncirculated coins. This unique condition is attributed to both the quality of the silver used in the production of each Silver Krugerrand, as well as the state-of-the-art laser etching technology used to bring an incredible new level of detail to life on the Krugerrand design.
Each of the new 2017 1 oz South African Silver Krugerrand coins listed here has a gorgeous mint luster and a distinct engraving, which makes the coins of this initial release truly worthy of a Premium Uncirculated grade.
On the reverse of all South African Silver Krugerrand coins is the image of a Springbok antelope. Both sides of the coin have engravings in both English and the native Afrikaans spoken by tribes and ethnic groups in South Africa. The designs on the modern obverse and reverse were refined in 1984, with Otto Schultz revitalizing Kruger’s portrait and Coert Steynberg reimagining the Springbok antelope.
The obverse of the Silver Krugerrand features the left-profile portrait of Paul Kruger. Known as Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger, he was the most dominant political and military figure of 19th-century South Africa. He led the Boer cause for a free and independent South African republic, even serving as the third president from 1883 to 1900.
The South African Mint is the official sovereign mint of the Republic of South Africa. Headquartered in Centurion, in Gauteng province outside of Pretoria, it produces coinage for the South African Reserve Bank.
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