Krugerrand: Golden Jubilee
The Golden Jubilee of the Krugerrand, the world’s oldest and most widely traded Gold Bullion coin, will be celebrated on the 3rd July 2017. To commemorate 50 years of fine craftsmanship and technical excellence, the South African Mint have produced a range of proof coins, boasting the 50th Anniversary privy mark. Owing to the special nature of this landmark event, the SA Mint has released rare iterations of the Krugerrand: the fifty-ounce coin, the five-ounce coin, the twentieth-of-an-ounce coin, the fiftieth-of-an-ounce coin, the Platinum ounce coin and the Fine Silver ounce coin.
Mr Kruger – now an official partner of the South African Mint
Mr Kruger is proud to announce that we have been named as one of the selected few South African Mint authorised partners across SA. Mr Kruger now enjoys full access to retail all of the commemorative coin collections produced by the SA Mint, including the 2017 Krugerrand Collection in honour of the Golden Jubilee of South Africa’s iconic Gold coin.
The 50th Anniversary Krugerrand Collection
1967 One-Ounce Vintage Re-Issue (Earmarked quantity already sold out)
The 1967 one-ounce vintage coin is a commemorative coin made with the original tooling used to create the first Krugerrand in 1967. It is issued in a limited edition of 1967 and bears a special 50th Anniversary mint-mark.
2017 Fifty-Ounce Proof Coin (100mm)
The fifty-ounce Gold proof Krugerrand has been coined as the most monumental offering the SA Mint has created to date, becoming the flagship offering of the 2017 Anniversary Collection. Each ounce represents a single year being celebrated, and only 50 coins have been produced with a 50th Anniversary mint-mark.
2017 Five-Ounce Proof Coin (50mm)
The five-ounce Gold proof coin symbolises one ounce for every single decade that is being celebrated as part of the Golden Jubilee of the Krugerrand. Five hundred five-ounce coins have been produced, each bearing the 50th Anniversary mint-mark.
2017 One-Ounce Proof Coin (32.69mm)
The 50th Anniversary 22-carat one-ounce gold proof Krugerrand coin forms the crown piece of any collectors’ treasury as it is backed by 50 years of experience in crafting the world’s most iconic coin. It is a standard issue one-ounce proof Krugerrand with the issue date of 2017 and the 50th Anniversary mint-mark.
2017 Half-Ounce Proof Coin (27mm)
The half-ounce Gold proof Krugerrand was introduced in 1980 in an effort to make the private ownership of Gold more affordable and to open up a new market. The half-ounce is a standard issue of one of the members of the classic collection, bearing the issue date of 2017 as well as the 50th Anniversary mint-mark.
2017 Quarter-Ounce Proof Coin (22mm)
The quarter-ounce proof Krugerrand is another standard-sized piece of the classic Krugerrand collection that stands as a testament to the craftsmanship that collectors have come to appreciate. It is a standard issue quarter-ounce proof Krugerrand with the issue date of 2017 and the 50th Anniversary mint-mark.
2017 Tenth-Ounce Proof Coin (16.5mm)
As one of the iconic members of the Krugerrand family, the tenth-ounce Gold proof coin rings together tradition, craftsmanship and distinction, making it the perfect homage to 50 years of outstanding coin design. It is a standard issue tenth-ounce proof Krugerrand with the issue date of 2017 and the 50th Anniversary mint-mark.
2017 Twentieth-of-an-Ounce Proof Coin (12mm)
The SA Mint’s legacy of fine craftsmanship together with their technical distinction, are highlighted in this one-of-a-kind coin. This denomination has been issued with the aim to make the 50th Anniversary Collection available to a larger market. The twentieth-of-an-ounce Gold proof bears the issue date and the 50th Anniversary mint-mark.
2017 Fiftieth-of-an-Ounce Proof Coin (8mm)
The introduction of the fiftieth-of-an-ounce Gold proof coin provides a glimpse at the future of intricacy and artistry while commemorating 50 years of ever evolving craftsmanship, design excellence and manufacturing integrity. This particular denomination bears the 50th Anniversary mint-mark.
2017 One-Ounce Platinum Proof Coin (32.69mm)
In a historical first, the SA Mint have decided to produce the legendary Krugerrand ounce in a range of metals in 2017 to celebrate the enduring value and Golden Jubilee of the well-known and well-loved Krugerrand. South Africa has the largest reserve of Platinum in the world, so the valuable resource was a natural choice. Limited to only 2017 coins, each bearing a special 50th Anniversary mint-mark. The one-ounce Platinum Proof Krugerrand features a denomination of R10, as legislation requires.
2017 One-Ounce Fine Silver Proof Coin (38.725mm)
To celebrate the enduring value and 50th Anniversary of the traditional and trusted Krugerrand, the SA Mint has produced the iconic coin in different metals in 2017. Silver has been a long awaited and anticipated choice, as it is more affordable than Gold and therefore affords the opportunity to own a Krugerrand to a broader market. Due to legislation and because it is not Gold, the one-ounce Fine-Silver Proof Krugerrand features a denomination of R1.
2017 One-Ounce Fine Silver – Premium Uncirculated Proof Coin (38.725mm)
The Silver Premium Uncirculated Proof is an even more affordable choice than the Proof, but still, enjoys the benefits of being a unique collectable coin produced as part of the greater Golden Jubilee celebration and bears the 50th Anniversary mint-mark. The one-ounce Fine Silver Proof Krugerrand features a denomination of R1, as is required by law.
The 50th Anniversary proof coins have also been curated into limited edition sets which have been beautifully hand-packaged for the discerning collector. These come in prestige, vintage and fractional sets. For a detailed look at these sets, look out for our blog post about the 50th Anniversary Set Collection.
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