South African Mint

February, 2019

South African Mint expands bullion choice with a very limited Big Five ‘Elephant’ silver issue

By |2019-02-10T22:28:23+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, South African Mint, South Africa|

South African Mint expands bullion choice with a very limited Big Five 'Elephant' silver issue After the big news in 2017 of the first ever issue of a silver Krugerrand, we wondered if its success would lead to more choice from this South African mint. The relatively recent release of a superb dinosaur-themed bullion coin called Archosauria suggested the South African Mint had enhanced plans for the [...]

January, 2019

2018 silver Krugerrand gets a limited edition privy mark variant for the first time

By |2019-01-03T19:05:59+00:00January 1st, 2019|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, South African Mint, South Africa|

2018 Silver Krugerrand gets a limited edition privy mark variant for the first time 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 [...]

December, 2018

South Africa expands its bullion offerings with a superb prehistoric-themed silver semi-numismatic coin

By |2018-12-20T19:02:05+00:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Bullion, Nature, Silver, South African Mint, South Africa|

South Africa expands its bullion offerings with a superb prehistoric-themed silver semi-numismatic coin When you think of bullion coins, it's fair to say a large number of people will look to the iconic Krugerrand as the definitive example. Launched back in 1967 in gold form, it took half a century before the iconic Otto Schultz and Coert Steynberg penned original made the jump to silver. Not a [...]

July, 2018

Silver Krugerrand adds itself to the list of silver bullions big guns in a diversifying market

By |2018-07-15T16:44:36+00:00July 16th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Bullion, Silver, South African Mint, South Africa|

Silver Krugerrand adds itself to the list of silver bullions big guns in a diversifying market 2018 SILVER KRUGERRAND BU Probably the biggest event in the numismatic calendar last year, the debut of a silver version of the iconic Krugerrand bullion round after half a century led to massive bouts of speculation and unsustainable price rises. With a one million mintage (now declared at just 630,000 apparently), [...]

September, 2017

Third South African reptile, the Puff Adder, joins the Crocodile and Chameleon in gold tenth-ounce coin series

By |2017-09-26T15:09:42+00:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: Gold, Nature, South African Mint, South Africa|

Third South African reptile, the Puff Adder, joins the Crocodile and Chameleon in gold tenth-ounce coin series In all likelihood the most common and widely found snake in Africa, the Puff Adder (Bitis Arientans) is responsible for more snakebite deaths than any other African snake. A mixture of copious amounts of a very potent cytotoxic venom and a bad attitude have given the Puff Adder a reputation [...]

August, 2017

South African Natura series celebrates Krugerrand artist Steynberg and his early Springbok designs

By |2017-08-25T10:19:39+00:00August 25th, 2017|Categories: Gold, Nature, South African Mint, South Africa|

South African Natura series celebrates Krugerrand artist Steynberg and his early Springbok designs Along with the Sovereign and the American Eagle, the Krugerrand has attained an iconic status amongst coin collectors greater than just about anything else in the modern coin world. Released in 1967 and just now celebrating half a century on sale with a hugely popular silver variant and new tooling, it's easy to forget [...]

March, 2017

It’s an understatement to say the fifty-ounce gold Krugerrand comes in a coin box. A big one!

By |2017-03-04T11:39:28+00:00March 4th, 2017|Categories: Gold, Nature, South African Mint, South Africa|

It would be an understatement to say the fifty-ounce gold Krugerrand comes in a coin box. A big one! With the incredible buzz around the first silver Krugerrand to be released since the debut of the gold coin half a century ago, it's easy to forget that there were some new sizes launched in the gold proof range. For the 50th anniversary, four sizes other than the [...]

October, 2016

AgAuShoot: New images of the first ever official silver Krugerrand coin

By |2016-11-05T06:30:13+00:00October 25th, 2016|Categories: AgAuShoot, Bullion, Nature, Silver, South African Mint, South Africa|

We've already covered the new 2017 Krugerrand range in some detail in a prior article, including mintages, variants and availability, so we won't go into it all over again. The original article can be found here. Some fine new images of the most eagerly awaited silver version have come into AgAuNEWS and after a little crop and resize, here they are. While we're all aware that nobody in [...]

2017 Krugerrand expands gold range and adds silver and platinum coins

By |2016-11-17T22:57:55+00:00October 17th, 2016|Categories: Bullion, Gold, Nature, Platinum, Silver, South African Mint, South Africa|

2017 Krugerrand expands gold range and adds silver and platinum coins Back in 1967, the South African government took the decision to release a new gold bullion coin to help promote South African gold as an investment vehicle into the international markets. Named after the famous South African President and nature conservationist Paul Kruger and the South African monetary currency, Krugerrands have been [...]