In the first year of issue, the Krugerrand already enjoyed great and at the same time unexpected demand on the international coin market. In the years that followed, the issues numbers increased steadily and so the South African Krugerrand has become one of the most successful gold coins and investment coins in the world.
Not only is the 2015 issue of the Krugerrand a very good investment coin. Irrespective of the year of issue and the denomination, the Krugerrand is the highest selling and most successful gold coin in the world due to the high issue numbers and the correspondingly low surcharge. As an investor, by purchasing the Krugerrand 1 oz 2015 you acquire a timeless investment coin of lasting value, which will continue to be traded gladly on the coin market at consistently appropriate prices in the future.
As in previous years, the Krugerrand 1 oz 2015 has remained consistent in terms of design. Since its first issue in 1967, the motif side has shown a portrait of the South African politician Paul Kruger at a mature age with a beard and jacket. Above this, the country of issue is stated in the country's two official languages - Afrikaans and English: "Suid Afrika/South Africa". The entire motif is framed by a dotted margin.
The back is adorned by the image of a galloping springbok according to a design by Coert Steynberg. Two digits of the year of issue for the coin are positioned on each side to the left and right of the design and below this the information on the denomination of 1 oz and material is stated in the two languages. Here too, the motif is framed by a dotted outline. In contrast to this, the edge of the coin has 180 notches. The Krugerrand coins were minted without their own nominal value but still qualify as legal tender in South Africa, the nominal value of which is based on the actual gold price.
For the first twelve years, the South African Krugerrand was exclusively available in the denomination of 1 oz. It was only in 1980 that further Krugerrand 1/10 oz, Krugerrand ¼ oz and Krugerrand ½ oz denominations were added. Thus the 1 ounce Krugerrand is the classic variant of the world-famous investment coin and also the first gold coin ever in this fine weight of 1 ounce to come onto the market. Up to the 2015 year of issue, 46 million copies of the Krugerrand had been sold worldwide.
In comparison with other 1 ounce gold coins, the Krugerrand 1 oz weights a whole 3 grams on the scale. This is due to the material composition of the gold coin, because in comparison with similar gold coins, it is not made of 99.9% or 99.99% fine gold, but rather of a gold alloy with a gold content of 91.67%. Because of this composition, the Krugerrand is also much harder and more durable than gold coins with a higher gold content, as its copper content of approximately 8.33% makes the material more scratch and impact resistant. The striking, reddish shimmer of the gold tone is also attributable to the copper. But regardless of the fine content gold of coins, the actual gold content always remains the same in accordance with the specified denominations respectively. Therefore you can be sure: If it is stamped as 1 ounce of gold, it really does contain one ounce of gold.
Anyone who invests in gold coins may from time to time be faced with the question as to whether he would recognise a counterfeit coin. In order to verify the authenticity of the Krugerrand 1 oz 2015, it is usually sufficient to be familiar with its exact dimensions and with its striking colour. The exact properties of the Krugerrand 2015 are published by the South African Mint and can usually be viewed online. Obtaining a good forgery of the Krugerrand is extremely difficult due to the density of the material. As the gold density is very high, most counterfeits can already be detected based on the different weight. The Krugerrand 1 oz 2015 weighs 33.93 grams. is 32.7 mm in diameter and 2.215 mm thick. The design of the edge of the coin should also be checked, as it usually has 180 notches. However, there are some exceptions in the form of special issues in polished plate for some years of issue that have 188 or 200 notches.
At CoinInvest, you can buy Krugerrand 1 oz 2015 simply and conveniently online. Our online shop also offers other denominations of the popular 2015 issue of the Krugerrand as well as other gold coins. The Krugerrand 1 ounce price is based on the current price of one ounce of gold. This spot price is renegotiated on a daily basis on the international stock exchange. When buying the 1 oz Krugerrand coin, one should note that a small surcharge is levied on the current gold price to cover the manufacturing and transportation costs of the coin. Because gold is generally a good and reliable financial investment, an increase in the value of the coins is highly probable in the long-term.
If you would like to sell your Krugerrand 1 ounce 2015, please contact us by email or phone. Our purchase prices are also to be found on the product pages for the individual coins and depend on the current daily price. If you decide to sell, we will immediately fix the current spot price for you and confirm this by email.
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