It’s an understatement to say the fifty-ounce gold Krugerrand comes in a coin box. A big one!
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 existing 1 ounce, 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce and 1/10 ounce of gold are to be struck in proof form.
At the affordable end there are 1/20 and 1/50oz variants, opening up ownership to a wider number of people. At the other end of the range there’s a 5oz coin, but deciding not to mess about with the tiddly stuff, the South African Mint decided the world needed 50-ounce chunks of gold, 50 of them to be exact. We all expect our proof coins to be in a nice box with a certificate of authenticity, but there are boxes, and there are BOXES.
We took these images at the World Money Fair in Berlin last month and thought they were worth sharing. The box is around 400 x 400 x 300 mm in size and holds a superb book in a drawer that documents the history of a coin so iconic, it’s probably only equalled in modern times by the British Sovereign. As without doubt the ultimate Krugerrand to be produced, we guess it’s only fitting that the presentation should be up to the task of showcasing it. Maybe the mint assumed that if you could afford one of these, you probably had a house big enough to put the box in…
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