2015 1/4 oz Gold Proof Krugerrand - with exclusive ‘QEII 90th Birthday’ Mint Mark
‘One Year Type’ 1/4 oz Gold Proof Krugerrand
Not only does 2016 celebrate the 50th year of the striking of the Krugerrand, but also the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. After the coronation in Westminster Abbey on 2nd June 1953, the Queen made a broadcast in which she thanked members of the Commonwealth and the British empire for their support and declared "Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust".
South Africa, as a member of the Commonwealth, wishes to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and celebrate her 90th birthday by issuing this limited edition Krugerrand which features a unique "QEII 90" mint mark on the reverse. This mint mark only features on this special anniversary issue of gold Krugerrands, which makes this coin a ‘one year type’.
Obverse: Classically portrays the likeness of Paul Kruger, South Africa’s first and only president, along with “South Africa” in Afrikaans and English.
Reverse: Along with the year of minting and Gold weight, the image of the national animal of South Africa, a Springbok antelope.
Limited Edition - just 260 issued worldwide
The coin is encapsulated and is presented in an official South African Mint red leatherette case together with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.