From 1967 to 1980, the South African Mint and Rand Refinery issued the South African Gold Krugerrand only in a 1 oz gold option. Starting in 1980, the mint and refinery introduced fractional-ounce gold coins into the collection. The introduction of these coins rounded out the series to put the Krugerrand ahead of other releases in the years to come.
- Arrives inside of a protective plastic flip or a mint tube of 15 gold coins!
- 55th available coin in the South African Gold Krugerrand Coin and 42nd release of 1/2 oz gold coins!
- Contains 1/2 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Obverse side of the coin includes Paul Kruger.
- Reverse face depicts the Springbok antelope.
Each of the 2021 1/2 oz South African Gold Krugerrand Coins available in this product listing comes in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are packaged either individually inside of protective plastic flips or inside of a mint tube of 15 gold coins. The South African Krugerrand coins are available with 22-karat gold content that consists of 91.67% gold and 8.33% copper in its metallic composition.
The United States of America has historically been the number-one marketplace for the South African Gold Krugerrand coins. Even though economic sanctions hit South Africa starting in the 1970s, between 1974 and 1985 when the US banned the import of the coins, some 22 million Gold Krugerrands were sold in the US alone. In 1984 alone, one year before the coins were banned in the US, $600 million worth of Krugerrands made it to US investors.
Obverse imagery on the 2021 1/2 oz South African Gold Krugerrand includes the bust of Paul Kruger. A leading Boer figure in South Africa during the latter half of the 19th century, Kruger would serve as the first President of the South African Republic and remains a respected figure in the nation’s history.
Reverse designs for the 2021 South African Gold Krugerrand feature the beloved Springbok antelope. Both the Springbok and Kruger have featured on previous coins issued in South Africa, but never on the same coins until the release of the Krugerrand in 1967.
All 2021 1/2 oz South African Gold Krugerrand Coins are produced by the Rand Refinery and South African Mint. The first coins in this series were minted on July 3, 1967, with the 1/2 oz coin introduced in 1980 along with 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz gold options.
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