2021 1oz South Africa Gold Krugerrand BU
This 2021 1oz South Africa Gold Krugerrand BU release continues the half-century of Krugerrand bullion excellence. Maintaining its global popularity as one of the top 5 gold bullion coin investment options, the 1 oz Gold Krugerrand is not only considered a sound investment, its iconic, historic design is stunning!.
Elegant Iconic Design
The obverse features Paul Kruger, the first president of the Republic of South Africa (1883-1900). The design was originally sourced from an 1892 portrait prepared for the Kruger years of the South Africa Pound denomination coins.
The left-facing portrait depicts Kruger as he served his country with distinction as Statesman and President. The pose captures both his strong, resolute bearing, as well as his somewhat iconic beard style. Arched above the portrait are the inscriptions "SUID-AFRIKA . SOUTH AFRICA." Tightly encircling the rim are finely engraved serrations that add to the elegance of the overall design.
The reverse image was designed by Coert Steynberg (1905-1982), a renowned South African sculptor. His subject was the iconic Springbok, a medium-sized antelope, which is common in southern and southwestern Africa. This sleek animal is depicted gracefully pronking, where it leaps up to six feet in the air as it makes its way through the grasses of the dry savanna. There could not have been a more appropriate subject selected to grace the obverse of the Krugerrand than that of this beautiful animal.
The inscriptions include "KRUGERRAND" arched above the springbok, and "FYNSILWER . 1 oz . FINE GOLD" at the bottom. The release date is split on either side of the springbok. As with the obverse, fine serrations tightly encircle the rim.
In many ways the history of the Krugerrand is a story of firsts. The gold Krugerrand was introduced in 1967 as the first modern gold bullion coin. It was immediately received amidst much praise for its beauty, fineness, and style. The Krugerrand was also the first 1 oz gold coin produced in the world. Interestingly, the gold Krugerrand is the only legal tender government-issued bullion coin that does not declare a set face value.
The South Africa Gold Krugerrand BU also continues to maintain the first position among its peers as the most recognized bullion gold coin brand world-wide. For 50+ years its design has proudly displayed the powerful portrait of South Africa's first president, Paul Kruger. The graceful, bounding springbok antelope provides an iconic South African nature scene.
- 2021 1oz Gold South Africa Krugerrand BU.
- Contains 1 oz .9167 fine gold.
- Obverse features distinctive portrait of Paul Kruger, Republic of South Africa's first President.
- Reverse displays the graceful springbok antelope, iconic to the wildlife of South Africa.
- Issued and backed by the South African Reserve Bank.
- Individual coins come in a protective plastic flip.