First struck in 1969, the South African Krugerrand shaped the bullion market as we know it today. As such, these special coins have a place in history and are still as highly regarded today as they were when they were first made available to private investors all those years ago. The 1/4oz version allows you to add gold coins to your investment portfolio for achievable prices whilst promising a good return on investment over the long term. These 22 karat gold coins offer security for investors and their high liquidity value means you will not have any problems cashing in on your investment.
Gold coins are often used as a hedge against riskier investment thus represent an essential addition to diversify your portfolio. The 1/4oz Krugerrand is not overly expensive and can be purchased in bulk which gives them a lower premium and a stronger sales leverage. Recognised all over the world, the Krugerrand is a popular choice with investors because of their high liquidity, portability and quality of production, The 1/4oz gold Krugerrand coin offers great potential to make a profit and as they were the original gold coin available to private investors, make a thoughtful and nostalgic gift.
South African Krugerrands are instantly recognizable because of their distinct design – particularly the reverse of the coins which features the galloping springbok antelope which is synonymous with the country. The year of issue weight and confirmation the coins are made of FINE GOLD are also featured on the reverse.
The obverse side of the coin represents an important period of South African history. It features the profile of President Paul Kruger, a well-known Boer leader, statesman and local hero who enjoyed four successful terms as President. Kruger successfully defeated the British in the first Boer war and instantly became a cult hero, at it is his name that lends itself to the Krugerrand. The country of issue is engraved along the top curve.
Kruggerand coins were first struck in 1969 to fill a gap in the stock market and make gold coins available to private investors. They were immediately well-received by investors and performed strongly in the markets despite many countries around the globe forbidding the sale of them in their borders because of South Africa's association with apartheid. For a decade, the Krugerrand was relatively unattested by other bullion coins. That is until 1979 when the Royal Canadian Mint began manufacturing Maple Leaf coins with a higher gold content. In 1980, the South African Mint responding by producing smaller denominations of their one ounce coins, including in the 1/4oz so that the coins were accessible to an even wider audience.
The South African Mint use the latest manufacturing techniques which ensure that counterfeit copies of the 2014 1/4oz Krugerrand is impossible. Thanks to advanced techniques, the unique orange hue colouring and precise measurements, it is practically impossible for forgers to produce counterfeit coins without them being detected by experienced dealers like our experts at CoinInvest.
Krugerrand gold coins are available for purchase from the CoinInvest online store. To purchase the 2014 1/4oz edition, simply indicate how many coins you would like to purchase in the appropriate location to the right of the image, then add your order to your shopping basket by clicking on the orange strip. This will take you on to the next stage where we ask you to select the country you want the coins delivering to from the drop down box. All you need to do then is proceed to check-out by following the online payment instructions. As a leading online dealer, CoinInvest GmbH also buy 2014 1/4 oz South African Krugerrands and offer highly competitive rates at current market value. If you have any gold Krugerrands for sale, do not hesitate to contact a member of our friendly team who will be happy to prepare a fixed-fee quote on your behalf. We will then send you an email confirming the amount of the offer and together with the time period the offer is open for.
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