There are few coins known better around the globe than the Gold Krugerrand. First introduced in 1967, this iconic coin series was once the only gold bullion investment coin available to the public and dominated the industry for more than two decades before the competition gained a foothold. Today the South African Mint celebrates 50 years of the Krugerrand with new offerings for one year only! The 2017 1 oz South African Silver Krugerrand Coin is available to you online for purchase today from JM Bullion with PCGS certification!
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the PCGS.
- 1st-ever South African Silver Krugerrand coin!
- Limited availability of certified coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a grade of Specimen Proof 69 from the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- Obverse of coin features image of Paul Kruger.
- Reverse depicts the Springbok antelope.
South African Krugerrands were the first private-investment bullion coins in the world. The gold coin was introduced in 1967, and was not just the first bullion coin, but also the first legal tender gold bullion coin introduced for private investors. To celebrate this year, the South African Mint releases not only these Silver Krugerrands, but also a Platinum Krugerrand and new fractional weights in the Gold Krugerrand lineup.
The South African Mint has undertaken a unique approach to the production of all bullion Silver Krugerrand coins. The result of this effort was a beautiful finish for all coins that is attributed to both the quality of the silver used in the production of each Silver Krugerrand, as well as the state-of-the-art laser etching technology used to bring an incredible new level of detail to life on the Krugerrand design.
On the reverse of all South African Silver Krugerrand coins is the image of a Springbok antelope. The designs on the modern obverse and reverse were refined in 1984, with Otto Schultz revitalizing Kruger’s portrait and Coert Steynberg reimagining the Springbok antelope.
The obverse of the Silver Krugerrand features the left-profile portrait of Paul Kruger. Known as Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger, he was the most dominant political and military figure of 19th-century South Africa. He led the Boer cause for a free and independent South African republic, even serving as the third president from 1883 to 1900.
All 2017 1 oz South African Silver Krugerrand Coins listed here have near-perfect grades from the PCGS. Coins in SP69 condition feature full, original mint luster, but also include a maximum of two minor detracting flaws. These flaws are limited in scope to minuscule contact marks or hairlines, and in range to the areas outside the primary focal points of the coins design.
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