1 oz. South Africian Gold Krugerand Coin


The Krugerrand is the most widely owned bullion coin in the world with over 46 million ounces in circulation since its inception in 1967 and just years after the Republic of South Africa established its independent nation and abandoned the English Pound. The South African Krugerrand was the first modern government-issued gold bullion coin. It’s marketing campaigns during the 1970’s and 1980’s paved the way for its popularity among the gold bullion coins of today. Previously a colony and then dominion of the United Kingdom, South Africa abandoned the Pound denomination in 1961 and decimalized its currency with the introduction of the South African Rand. The Krugerrand coinage is a mixture of Paul Kruger, a leading Boer figure and South African leader from the late 19th century, and the denomination Rand.

All of the 2021 1 oz South African Gold Krugerrand Coins in this product listing are available to you in Brilliant Un-circulated condition. These gold bullion coins are packaged individually inside of plastic flips or in multiples of 10 coins housed inside of mint tubes. The South African Gold Krugerrand features 22-karat gold content indicating 91.67% gold content by weight with 8.33% copper as the balance metal in the composition.

On the obverse side of 2021 1 oz South African Gold Krugerrand Coins, you will find an effigy of Paul Kruger. Known during his lifetime as Oom Paul, which is Afrikaans for Uncle Paul, Kruger was the first man elected President of the South African Republic in the late-19th century. His bust has appeared on both South African Pound denominations and modern Rand denominations.

The reverse face of 2021 South African Gold Krugerrand Coins features a depiction of the lithe and graceful Springbok antelope. The antelope has likewise featured on various South African Pound and Rand denominations over the last century. This particular design captures the Springbok in right-profile relief.

The Rand Refinery and South African Mint work jointly to produce and market South African Gold Krugerrand Coins. The Rand Refinery handles the production of gold blanks for the series and markets the coins, with the South African Mint striking the blanks with Krugerrand dies.