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Krugerrand – South Africa’s Best-known Export Article

On July 3, 1967 the South African Mint in Pretoria issued the first Krugerrand coins. A new concept was at the bottom of this: These coins could be used as circulation money; however, they did not bear a nominal value... more ]

Bullion coins part 1: The Krugerrand

Gold has always been an alternative for investors. And since 1967, one can not only invest in bullion, but also in bullion coins. The South Africans ought to feel like the inventors of the gold bullion coin. They have been minting the Krugerrand since 1967. more ]

2010 – Krugerrand minted in Berlin

The Krugerrand, South Africa’s longest success story, is minted in Germany! On January 28th at ... more ]

World Cup euphoria aftermath prompts unprecedented demand for Mandela coins

Nelson Mandela’s upcoming birthday, bolstered by World Cup aftermath euphoria, has prompted unprecedented demand for Mandela coins and medallions... more ]

SAGCE’s golden quest to stamp out rhino poaching

Reflecting unbridled support for South Africa’s ongoing crusade to preserve the world’s endangered rhino population, The South African Gold Coin Exchange (SAGCE) has donated R 500,000 to the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)... more ]

Does the gold standard end Zimbabwe’s financial crises?

On May 2011, the journal “New Zimbabwe” covered an interview. In it, Dr. Gideon Gono, president of the Central Bank of Zimbabwe, argued in favor of the reintroduction of a gold backed currency for Zimbabwe in order to overcome the financial crisis... more ]

Mandela Luthuli Laureate twin set minted to commemorate Nobel win 50 years on

On November 23, 2011 the South African Gold Coin Exchange issued a new set of gold medallions commemorating the 50th anniversary of Chief Albert Luthuli winning the Nobel Peace Prize... more ]

South African Gold coin commemorate Titanic

2012 marks 100 years since the infamous sinking of the Titanic. In remembrance of that fateful day the South African Gold Coin Exchange (SAGCE) is launching one of its commemorative Titanic coins. more ]

Krugerrand scandal

On December 8, 2011 it came as a real surprise when two high-ranking officials of the South African Mint were suspended. The story’s background was revealed recently by a press release of the South African government... more ]

Andile Mvinjelwa and Thomas Davel cleared from suspicion

Nevertheless, as consequence of the ‘krugerrand scandal’ Andile Mvinjelwa, Managing Director of The South African Mint Company, and Thomas Davel, Managing Director and General Manager Numismatics, have left the company permanently by mutual agreement on June 1, 2012. more ]

The South African Mint celebrates its country heritage

At this year’s annual Johannesburg Coin Show, which took place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 3-5 June, the South African Mint presented new issues which celebrate ‘South African inventions’. more ]

Bullion Coins of the World

Many investors prefer bullion coins to bars. Their advantages: they show beautiful motifs deeply rooted in the history and culture of the issuing nations. Learn more about that in our bullion coins series. more ]

The Krugerrand 50-year success story

With over 60 million coins sold the Krugerrand is the most popular investment coin, an integral element in the investment sector since the coin’s inception. In 1967, the first Krugerrand was minted by South African Mint, the State minting institution, in Pretoria. more ]

South African coins celebrate first heart transplant’s jubilee

The South African Mint has issued a pair of coins to mark the 50th anniversary of the world’s first heart transplant by Christian Barnard in 1967. Each of the twinned coins features a heart in great detail, allowing the viewer to imagine the medical miracle. more ]

Giant Krugerrand for the Jubilee Year

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the world’s most popular and best-selling investment coin, the South African Krugerrand, has been manufactured for the first time in extraordinary weight units and in various precious metals. more ]

Krugerrand Typeface Wins Loerie Award

The South Africa Mint has won a craft award by the prestigious Loerie Awards for creativity in Africa and the Middle East. The award recognizes particularly the communication of the Krugerrand brand through a typeface designed by graphic artist Jan Erasmus. more ]

South African Mint issues tribute to Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is an iconic symbol of South Africa. His legacy is now being paid tribute to with commemorative coins celebrating his birth centenary year. more ]

Dinosaurs Rule on Palaeontology Coins

The South African Mint has released a new issue featuring archosauria. Anyone who collects palaeontology on coins will certainly enjoy the fascinating dinosaurs depicted on these gold coins. more ]

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