The South African Mint is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Gold Krugerrand in 2017. The world’s first-ever gold bullion coin for private investment, the Krugerrand was the dominant force of the precious metals industry for more than a decade with no rival. Today the mint celebrates with the first-ever release of a Silver Krugerrand. Right now, the 2017 1 oz South African Silver Krugerrand Coin is available in perfect condition from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a protective plastic slab courtesy of the NGC.
- 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 70 by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
- First Release designation.
- Obverse of coin features image of Paul Kruger.
- Reverse depicts the Springbok antelope.
Each of the 2017 1 oz South African Silver Krugerrand Coins in this product listing is available to you in perfect condition courtesy of the NGC. A coin with an SP70 grade exhibits full, original mint luster and lacks any and all detracting flaws on its surface areas.
The First Release designation applies to the South African Silver Krugerrands in this listing. This indicates that the coins were received for certification by the NGC or an approved third-party depository within the first 30 days of the release date set for the coins by the South African Mint.
All of the 2017 1 oz South African Silver Krugerrand Coins from the South African Mint underwent a unique production process. The result 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. Both sides of the coin have engravings in both English and the native Afrikaans spoken by tribes and ethnic groups in South Africa. 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.
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