The South African Krugerrand coin is one of the world's oldest gold coins issued for investments and collection. The series was launched in 1967 with gold coins only and became immediately very popular.
As a result, in 2017, to mark the 50th anniversary of the gold coin, the first ever silver coin in the series was released and is now an iconic coin which delights collectors around the world.
The South African Mint, one of the oldest mints in the world, manufactures these stunning silver coins. Prior to 1920, all gold mined from locations in South Africa was transported to the United Kingdom for refining. By establishing the Rand Refinery in 1920, the Chamber of Mines and South Africa decided to take over greater control of its gold and silver supply chain. Since the birth of the Krugerrand bullion program, over 60 million Krugerrands of all denominations have been fabricated like the 1oz Silver coin 2022 now available on Coininvest.
The obverse of the coin features a portrait of President Paul Kruger. This design has been done by Otto Schultz and was originally created in the 1890s and used on the historic South African Pound coinage. On the original design, Otto Schutlz from the Berlin Mint made a mistake by signing the design with his initials “OS” not knowing that in English it meant Bullocks or Blockheads in Afrikaans. The initials were quickly removed and are not anywhere to be seen on the coin these days.
Encircling Paul Kruger’s left-facing profile on the obverse are the inscriptions “SUID-AFRIKA” and “SOUTH AFRICA”.
On the reverse of the coin, a springbok antelope is represented leaping elegantly through the plains. The design is the work of Coert Laurens Steynberg, a renowned sculptor who worked in stone, marble, bronze, copper and wood and created this beautiful drawing of the symbolic animal.
Inscriptions include “ KRUGERRAND” “2022”, as well as the purity (Fine Silver and Fynsilwer in English and Afrikaan), and weight of the coin. It also shows the face value of the coin 1R for 1 rand.
Today, the South African Krugerrand Series remains one of the most trusted and popular coins with investors. This is why, without hesitation, you should acquire this Krugerrand 1 oz silver coin on Coininvest.
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