Enhance your investment portfolio or start your first bullion coin collection with gold from Africa. Important African gold coins such as the famous South African Krugerrand, the Tunisian Franc and the Somalia Gold Elephant are valued by collectors for their purity and unique design features. You'll discover a wide selection of gold from Africa at coininvest.com allowing you to easily increase the value of your coin collection or stock portfolio.
Many first-time investors choose South African Krugerrands as an affordable and attractive introduction to the exciting world of bullion trading. Krugers are undoubtedly the most famous of all African gold coins. Launched by the South African Mint in 1961 in a bid to make gold from Africa more marketable, these beautifully struck classic bullion coins proved immensely popular. Their legal currency status was somewhat unusual for bullion coins at that time and served to enhance their appeal among numismatists. Despite trade sanctions against South Africa by many Western countries due to its apartheid government in the 1970s and 80s, 1 oz gold Krugers accounted for a staggering 90% of the bullion coin market by 1980.
The South African Gold Krugerrand is still the world's most popular investment coin - and one of the most widely traded. Since 1980, the South African Mint has also produced Krugerrands containing 1/2oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz of 916.7/1000 pure gold. Each coin also contains a percentage of copper and it's this that gives Krugers their distinctive reddish colour and resistance to scratching. All Krugerrand coins depict Boer statesman, Paul Kruger (1825 -1904) on the obverse while the reverse features a springbok antelope, a widely-recognised symbol of South Africa. Gold Krugerrands are an affordable option for collectors and will retain their value despite market fluctuations.
Tunisian Francs are an excellent alternative for those who want to add historic bullion coins to their collection. Tunisia lies on the Mediterranean coast of north Africa and the country has seen its currency change many times over the centuries. The Tunisian Franc was produced by the Paris Mint and replaced the rial in 1891. Tunisian Francs were minted until 1958 and were themselves replaced by the dinar in 1960. They are characterised by their bevelled edge and Arabic script and 20F and 100F coins have the same specifications as their French counterparts. Each coin is made from 900/1000 pure gold and we stock a wide selection of random years at coininvest.com
The 1 oz Somalia Gold Elephant is ideal for those who want to add fine .9999 pure gold to their collection. Produced by the prestigious Bavarian State Mint, this exceptional gold bullion coin features the world's largest mammal, the magnificent African elephant. The elephant design changes annually and ensures that each new release is eagerly anticipated and that demand for previous editions is high. The reverse always depicts the two standing leopards holding a shield that is the Somalian coat of arms. Somalian Elephants are available in a range of sizes from 5 oz to affordable fractional coins at coininvest.com
Whether you want a world famous South African gold Krugerrand or whether you prefer the romantic connotations of the Tunisian Franc or the beautiful design and outstanding purity of the Somalia Elephant, you're sure of the best service and prices at coininvest.com. Discover these unique bullion coins or explore more gold from Africa at your leisure today.