South African Silver Krugerrand
- Production: 2017
- Silver Fineness: 99.9%
- Tax Status: No sales tax or VAT
- Mint: South African Mint
Buy South African Silver Krugerrand coins online. The South African Silver Krugerrand coin was produced in 2017 to commemorate the 50th anniversary since the introduction of the South African Gold Krugerrand in 1967. The name Krugerrand was derived from combining the last name of the South African Republic’s first Boer president, Paul Kruger, and the word rand, the unit of currency in South Africa.
The South African Mint, with its headquarters in Centurion – South Africa, manufactured the coin. It was founded in 1941 and is responsible for the production of all coins of the South African rand on behalf of its owner the South African Reserve Bank. The Silver Krugerrand has a diameter of 38.7 millimeters and a thickness of 2.84 millimeters. With its reeded edge, the coin has a silver purity of .999.
The obverse of the coin depicts the left-profile effigy of Paul Kruger. Known as Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger, he was the most dominant political and military figure of the 19th century in South Africa. He led the Boer cause for a free and independent South African republic, even serving as the third president from 1883 to 1900. The text “SUID-AFRIKA” is debossed on the left side of the coin; from the bottom-left to the top-left side of the coin. On the right side of the coin, the name “SOUTH AFRICA” is engraved from the top-right side to the bottom-right side.
The reverse side of the Silver Krugerrand depicts South Africa’s symbol, the image of a springbok antelope in motion bounding across the dry terrain. At the top side, the name “KRUGERRAND” is inscribed curving from the top-left towards the top-right of the coin. The text “FYNSILWER 1 OZ FINE SILVER R1” arcs from the bottom-left side to the bottom-right side of the coin. The year of mint is engraved at the mid-section – “2017”. A small stamp with the inscription “50” is depicted at the top side. The coin is a legal tender hence, traders; both collectors and investors, can buy Silver Krugerrand’s exempt from sales tax or VAT.
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|Pure Silver Content
1 Troy oz