FIRST TIME EVER - BRAND NEW ISSUE
LIMITED MINTAGE OF ONLY 15,000 PIECES - EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO GET
The iconic Krugerrand regarded by many as the coin that started modern gold coin collecting, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.
The striking of the first Krugerrand on 3rd July 1967 took place with little ceremony. The Krugerrand was a world first in that there was no denomination of the coin so that its value would be linked the daily gold price, its intention to make gold ownership possible to “the man of the street”.
The name “Krugerrand” was derived by combining Paul “Kruger”, President of the original Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek, with “rand”, the monetary unit of South Africa.
The obverse design features President Paul Kruger, modelled by die-engraver Otto Schultz and struck from the original due used in 1892 for the historic Kruger half-crown coin. The reverse, featuring South Africa’s national animal, the springbok, was designed and engraved by sculptor Coert Steynberg and first used on the 1947 5-shilling coin.
This 2017-dated 10z fine-silver proof Krugerrand, issued for the first time in 2017, is part of the wilder 50th anniversary celebrations of the Krugerrand and bears a privy mark that celebrates the enduring value of this internationally recognised, timeless South African brand.
The 2017 1oz Silver Proof Krugerrand is encapsulated; presented in a black box with outer sleeve and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Denomination – 1R
Alloy - .999 Fine Silver
Weight – 1oz
Diameter – 38.61mm
Quality – Proof
Mint – South African Mint
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I would rate this coin more then five stars if I could. One of the best things about this coin is that I now own one of a very small mintage. Its a few £ more then other proof coins but worth every penny as this coin is only going to go up in value over the years. My first Krugerrand but not the last. Thank you WCW for everything you do in the numismatic world.