June 29, 2017 – 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.
The flagship of the anniversary range: the 50-ounce Krugerrand gold coin (reverse).
An impressive Krugerrand coin in 50-ounce weighing approximately 1.6 kilograms, is the flagship of the anniversary range of Krugerrands. This special coin is strictly limited to only 50 individual units, and will also be available as part of five highly exclusive anniversary sets.
The 5-ounce Krugerrand in gold (reverse).
Also available for the first time in the gold Krugerrand range, is a special 5-ounce gold coin, limited to 500 pieces; a 1/20 ounce coin limited to 12,000 units and a 1/50 gold coin limited to 50,000 units. These new gold coins are in addition to the standard 1 ounce, ½ ounce, ¼ ounce gold Krugerrands.
One of the newcomers among the different Krugerrands: the 1-ounce edition in platinum.
For the first time since 1967, the Krugerrand is also available in metals other than gold: fine silver and fine platinum (also in limited quantities).
Also new: the 1-ounce Krugerrand in silver.
These new coins are issued only in 1 ounce of either metal and are regarded as popular for collectors due to their limited quantities.
All Krugerrand coins in the jubilee year bear the characteristic design of the South African springbok on the front side, and the portrait of Paul Kruger as well as the country of origin in Afrikaans (“Suid Afrika”) and English (“South Africa”) on the back. The collectible Krugerrand coins all bear a special anniversary privy mark “1967-2017 50 Year Anniversary”.
You can find more informationen on the South African Mint on their webseite.
And here you can find the Rand Refinery.
You can learn more on the historical background of the Krugerrand in this article.
Do you know why the first Krugerrand nearly inhibited Ohm Kruger’s re-election as president of South Africa? You can read it here.