South African Krugerrand Gold Bullion Coin

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General Coin Information

The South African Krugerrand Gold Coin is the world's first gold bullion coin struck for investment purposes. The 22-karat gold coins were first minted in 1967, but were conceived in 1964 according to the South African Mint. It is believed to be the most widely owned bullion coin in the world.

Today, investors and collectors often identify the coin simply as the "Krugerrand." The name is actually derived from combining "Kruger", an early (1883-1900) and very popular President of the South African Republic, and "rand," which is the currency of South Africa (just as the pound is to the UK, the dollar to the US and the Euro to member nations of the European Union.)

The Krugerrand is unique in that it does not carry a face value like most bullion coins. From 1967-1979, it was struck in just the 1 oz size. While the coin's gross weight is slightly more than an ounce, its gold content is exactly one ounce, making it easy for trading. That standard was later replicated in other precious metal coins from around the world. Since 1980 and up through to today, the Krugerrand is minted in fractional sizes of 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz.

Although not as popular worldwide, the South African Mint also produces a collector proof gold version. No official silver versions are minted.

Obverse Design

The obverse or heads side of the Krugerrand depicts Paul Kruger, who faces left and is surrounded by the arked inscriptions "SUID-AFRIKA" and "SOUTH AFRICA", which is the name of his nation in Afrikaans and in English.

Reverse Design

The reverse or tails side of the bullion coin features a prancing Springbok, which is a South African antelope and famous national symbol. Inscriptions included are "KRUGERRAND" the year of mintage, and the words "FYNGOUD", "1 OZ" and "FINE GOLD".

South African Krugerrand Coin Specifications

   
   Mint: South African Mint Company
   Mintmark: N/A
   Finish/Condition: BU
   Metal Content: 91.667% gold, 8.333% copper (22-karat)
   Weight: 33.931 grams; 16.966 grams; 8.483 grams; 3.393 grams
   Diameter: 32.70 mm; 27.00 mm; 22.00 mm; 16.50 mm
   Thickness: 2.79 mm; 2.12 mm; 1.84 mm; 1.30 mm
   Edge: Reeded
   Issue Date: 1967 - current
   Mintage Limit: Demand driven
   Face Value: None
   Obverse Designer: O. Schultz
   Reverse Designer: C.L. Steynberg

South African Krugerrand Gold Coin Auctions




472224 Coin South Africa 1 4 Krugerrand 1982 MS60 62 Gold KM106
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2017 South Africa 1oz Silver Krugerrand Proof WITH ORIGINAL BOX
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MINI 14KT 2005 10 Proof Gold 05g  KrugerrandREAD SEE PHOTOS
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1982 Krugerrand 1 10 Ounce Fine Gold Coin Set Of 4
1982 Krugerrand 1 10 Ounce Fine Gold Coin Set Of 4
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Jewelco London 9ct Gold Plain Lightweight 10th Krugerrand Coin Mount Pendant
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Jewelco London 9ct Gold Scroll Top 10th Krugerrand Coin Mount Pendant
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KRUGERRAND MEDAL FYNGOUD 1OZ FINE GOLD 1982 MACO BRONZE
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1981 South Africa 1 oz Gold Krugerrand PR 67 PCGS SKU 50358
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18ct gold New pendant that will fit a one Oz fine gold krugerrand bullion coin
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30 Coin Capsules 1 4 oz Gold Pandas Krugerrand Lighthouse 22 MM Direct Fit US
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KRUGERRAND DARK BLUE VELVET POUCH COIN HOLDER
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Uncirculated Commemorative Gold Krugerrand
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