2021 1 oz South Africa Silver Krugerrand BU
The 2021 1 oz South Africa Silver Krugerrand BU maintains the stunning design elegance of the gold. Now entering its 4th annual release, the global popularity of the Silver Krugerrand has become a well-established favorite bullion series.
Stunning Krugerrand Design Integrity
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 savannah. There could not have been a more appropriate subject selected to grace the reverse design of the Krugerrand than that of this beautiful animal.
The inscriptions include “KRUGERRAND” arched above the springbok, and “FYNSILWER . 1 oz . FINE SILVER . R1” at the bottom. The 2021 release date is split on either side of the springbok. As with the obverse, a band of fine serrations tightly encircle the rim.
- 2021 1 oz South Africa Silver Krugerrand BU.
- Fourth annual release as the silver compliment of the gold Krugerrand.
- Contains 1 oz .999 fine silver.
- Face value R1 (ZAR).
- Bright lustrous finish.
- 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.
Following the 2017 Gold Krugerrand 50th Anniversary, the South African Mint and Rand Refinery announced spectacular news! For a great start to the next half-century of Krugerrand excellence, South Africa introduced the 2018 inaugural release of the 1 oz South Africa Silver Krugerrand. Issued by the South African Reserve Bank, this stunningly beautiful silver Krugerrand release was a remarkable success!
The 1 oz Silver Krugerrand has already carved out strong market-share in the silver bullion coin sector for the overall series. Coming from one of the most respected world-market providers of solid, investment-grade bullion this is very welcome news. The addition of this silver compliment to the South African Krugerrand legacy will allow for a much wider collector base.