The South African Reserve Bank statement on the value of the R5 commemorative circulation coins
The SARB would like to reiterate that commemorative circulation coins, such as the R5 Griqua Town coin, are ‘normal’ circulation coins that form part of all the other coins already in circulation. These circulation coins, whether ‘normal’ or commemorative, are all worth their face value, which is R5 in the case of the R5 Griqua Town circulation coin.
If you receive one of these coins as change, please do not hold on to it. Use it to make a purchase so that the next person can also experience the beauty of the coin.
The SARB issues commemorative circulation coins as part of its currency production function. These coins are issued to commemorate a person or an event that has had a significant impact on society. Such coins are always produced in large quantities and are made available and accessible to the public at face value. For example, the commemorative R5 Nelson Mandela circulation coin that was issued in 2008 to celebrate the former president’s 90th birthday was and is still worth R5.
Limited edition fashion accessories to mark 50 years of the Krugerrand
On the 50th anniversary of the Krugerrand, the South African Mint Company (SA Mint) is celebrating the universally recognised gold bullion coin with a new fine silver and platinum range, as well as new sizes in the traditional gold range.
The collectable Krugerrand range is issued in limited quantities, bearing the characteristic design of the South African springbok and all bear a distinctive 50th anniversary ‘privy’ or ‘mint’ mark.
The Collectable Coins Division of the South African Mint produces exceptional proof and uncirculated quality products made mainly in gold and silver. See below some of the videos showcasing our most recent collections.