The South African Mint introduced its first-ever Silver Krugerrand in 2017 as it marked the 50th anniversary of the vaunted Krugerrand gold coin series. The 1 oz silver coins were available that first year as Premium Uncirculated and Proof specimens. Initially, the idea was to offer the coins for one year, but the popularity of the silver version pressed the South African Mint to reconsider. Now, 2021 1 oz Proof South African Silver Krugerrand Coins are available to you for purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Coins arrive inside individual black boxes with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- 5th year of issue in the Proof South African Silver Krugerrand Series!
- Limited mintage of only 20,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Issued a face value of 1 Rand (R1) by South Africa.
- Paul Kruger features in left-profile relief on the obverse.
- A Springbok antelope is found in the reverse design.
South African Gold Krugerrands were introduced by the South African Mint and the Rand Refinery in 1967. The coins were the first gold bullion coins minted for private gold investors, with the series offering 1 oz gold from 1967 to 1979. In 1980, fractional-ounce gold coins were introduced into the series well before other coin programs were even up and running.
However, throughout the first 50 years of its history, the South African Krugerrand lacked something that its predecessors at other sovereign mints had introduced decades earlier: silver bullion coins. In 2017, to mark the 50th anniversary, the South African Mint introduced its first-ever silver and platinum coins. Though the platinum coins have not enjoyed the same demand, the Silver Krugerrand has proven incredibly popular with buyers.
Paul Kruger features in the obverse design element of 2021 1 oz Proof South African Silver Krugerrand Coins. The left-profile portrait of Kruger featured here dates back to the final decade of the 19th century when South African Pound coins were issued by the new republic. The design currently in use on the coins comes from Otto Schultz and was updated in 1984.
A Springbok antelope, the national animal of the Republic of South Africa, is featured in the reverse design of 2021 Proof South African Silver Krugerrands. The Springbok is common to the nations that are spread across the southern tip of the African continent, but is most prominent within the borders of South Africa. Like the obverse design, this image was used over the last century, but was most recently updated in 1984 for the series. In this case, Coert Steynberg completed the update of the coin design.
2021 1 oz Proof South African Silver Krugerrands are available here inside of black presentation boxes and come with a Certificate of Authenticity from the South African Mint. The coins have frosted designs and mirrored fields.
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