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Krugerrand
Крюгерранд
Presented by
South African Mint Company (RF) (Pry) Ltd
Nominal value
Not applicable
Weight
67,867
Diameter
40
Metal
Gold 916,67°
Mintage
200
Production quality
Proof
Designer
Obverse: die-engraver O Schultz Reverse: die-engraver CL Steynberg
Producer
South African Mint Company (RF) (Pry) Ltd
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: the effigy of Paul Kruger, the first President of the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR) is depicted on the obverse. The design was struck from the original die used in 1892 for the historic Kruger Pond. The model of the bust of Paul Kruger was created by Mr Otto Schultz. Also featured on the obverse of the Krugerrand are the words ‘Suid-Afrika’ and ‘South Africa’.

The reverse was originally designed and engraved by the famous sculptor, Coert Steynberg, and features one of South Africa’s most famous national symbols, a Springbok. Also depicted is the word ‘Krugerrand’ and the year of issue ‘2018’.
A brief annotation
Struck for the first time on 3 July 1967, with the aim of marketing South African gold, the Krugerrand has endured the test of time for more than half a century. Gold coins have always personified the ultimate in wealth and prestige, and for collectors, no other metal balances the quality and lustre of coins struck in fine gold. This legend in the coin industry was conceived in 1964 when the concept of a legal tender gold coin linked to the daily gold price was introduced in South Africa.

The effigy of Paul Kruger, the first President of the Zuid Afrikaansche Republiek (ZAR) who was responsible for this country’s first legal coinage in 1890, is depicted on the obverse. The reverse features one of South Africa’s most famous national symbols, a Springbok.

More than half a century after the striking of the first Krugerrand, this gold coin still ranks with the top international branding names in the world and is known as a base of wealth and prosperity in almost every country of the world.
The 2 oz coin, was introduced for the first time in 2018, more than half a century after the striking of the first Krugerrand which embodies the history of the discovery of gold in South Africa and has become the symbol of South Africa’s proud numismatic heritage.  
New issue
№ 3(60) 2022
№ 3(60) 2022
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