The most popular article we’ve ever run, the news that in 2017, after half a century, the South African Mint was releasing a silver bullion Krugerrand, was met with universal approval from stackers and collectors alike. With much speculation as to whether it would be a regular addition to the release calendar or not, the question was put to bed when the 2018 issue was announced with an unlimited mintage. A 2019 coin is already out there.
What the silver bullion Krugerrand hasn’t seen to date is much in the way of limited specials, but there’s now one that should appeal to many. At the recent Beijing International Coin Exposition, the SA Mint produced a 5,000 mintage run with a unique privy mark. One of the world’s most impressive structures and an iconic symbol of China, the Great Wall is an obvious choice for such a mark. As the first such issue of its kind, this one will likely attract high premiums. We’d imagine this one will be quite tricky to track down, but LPM were working with the mint at the show and would be our first port of call to see if they will be putting them up for sale.
REVERSE: The classic Springbok antelope, the national animal of South Africa, along with the year of issue, denomination and composition. A Great Wall of China privy mark sits at the top.
OBVERSE: Effigy of the first South African president, Paul Kruger, surrounded by the issuing nation in English and Afrikaans.
|DENOMINATION||1 Rand (South Africa)|
|COMPOSITION||0.999 silver 31.1 grams|
|BOX / COA||No / No|