In 2019, the South African Mint introduced its Big Five Series. The release of these five 1 oz silver coins honored the largest and most prominent animal species native to the African continent. The series is restarting in 2021 with the Big Five Series II collection. All of the same animals will feature, in the same order, but with new designs. Right now, 2021 1 oz South African Big Five Series II Elephant Silver Coins are available to purchase online from JM Bullion.
- Arrives inside of a themed card!
- 1st release of the Big Five Series II!
- 2nd iteration of the Big Five Series from the South African Mint!
- Limited mintage of only 15,000 coins!
- Contains 1 Troy oz of .999 pure silver in BU condition.
- Bears a face value of 5 Rand (R5) backed by the government of South Africa.
- The obverse field features a new African elephant design with the national seal of the Republic of South Africa.
- On the reverse is image of two elephants side-by-side.
Each 2021 1 oz South African Big Five Series II Elephant Silver Coin is available in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. The coins are individually packaged in themed cards with realistic artwork capturing the image of the African bush elephant. The print on the card identifies the series, date, weight, purity, and metal content, and the animal featured in this release. The seal of the South African Mint features on the card as well.
The first Big Five Series featured images of the African elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard, and Buffalo. Each coin had its own obverse design element, with matching mintages and packaging for each coin release across the series. Given its popularity, the series returns again in 2021 with new obverse designs.
The obverse field of the 2021 South African Big Five Series II Elephant Silver Coin comes with a new depiction of the bush elephant. The largest living mammal in the world today, the African bush elephant dominates the landscape of Africa as the largest and heaviest mammal on the continent. Its massive size and sharp tusks are its primary means of defense against any natural predators that may attack it.
On the reverse of 2021 1 oz South African Big Five Series II Elephant Silver Coins is a depiction of two elephants. The design is focused on the heads of the two beasts, with the two heads right next to one another.
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