The iconic Krugerrand celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. To celebrate the enduring value of this trusted and legendary gold coin, the Krugerrand range was extended with new sizes and metals.
Following the success of this extended range, in 2018 we bring you some of the popular new sizes from 2017, and introduce yet another new size: the 2oz gold coin. The silver proof Krugerrand also makes a return.
The standard four gold coins saw the introduction of four additional sizes: a 50oz and 5oz on the large end of the scale, and a 1/20oz and 1/50oz on the smaller side of the scale.
As with the original gold coin minted on 3 July 1967, the 2018 gold Krugerrand range bears the classic springbok design on the coins.
2oz Gold Proof Krugerrand
1oz Gold Proof Krugerrand
1/2oz Gold Proof Krugerrand
1/4oz Gold Proof Krugerrand
1/10oz Gold Proof Krugerrand
1/20oz Gold Proof Krugerrand
1/50oz Gold Proof Krugerrand
1oz Fine - Silver Proof Krugerrand
Krugerrand Prestige Set
2018 Krugerrand Fractional 5 Coin Set
2018 Krugerrand Fractional 6 Coin Set with Silver
FIFA World Cup R2 (Crown, sterling-silver)
The 2018 crown-sized sterling-silver FIFA coin is an expression of all that symbolises soccer in South Africa; a fitting tribute to the 2018 tournament.
The South African Mint is one of a few mints globally, selected to produce coins commemorating the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. Following South Africa’s successful hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, a silver R2 coin bearing South Africa’s most prominent football symbols: the vuvuzela, the national flag, the Zulu shield and soccer balls make up the design of the coin.
Packed in a beautiful black leatherette pouch, the 2018 FIFA coin is a must-have collector’s item.
2018 NR Mandela Centenary 1918 – 2018
2018 marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela and we are proud to honour his legacy with a new coin range.
The new coins are the second installation in the “Celebrating South Africa” theme, through which we celebrate milestones and symbols of South Africa’s freedom, democracy and culture. The first coin series in this theme was the 2017 OR Tambo Centenary range (see 2017 coin range).
Each meticulously crafted coin allows us to look back at the remarkable stages of Mandela’s life, and his struggle for justice, human rights, and a free and democratic South Africa.
R50 Bronze Alloy Coin
R50 Silver 1 oz Sterling-Silver Coin
R500 1 oz 24ct Gold Coin
R5 Commemorative Circulation Coin
2018 Nelson Mandela Prestige Set
2018 Nelson Mandela 3 Coin Set
2018 Nelson Mandela Centenary Launch Set
Silver and Bronze Alloy Obverses
Circulation Coin Obverse
2018 | R2 CROWN & TICKEY – SOUTH AFRICAN INVENTIONS: Computed Tomography
The 2018 South African Inventions theme is Computed Tomography (CT), invented by Allan McLeod Cormack. The CT is an imaging procedure that uses special x-ray equipment to create detailed pictures or scans of areas inside the body. It is also termed computerised tomography and computerised axial tomography (CAT).
The ‘South African inventions’ theme was launched in 2016, to highlight globally relevant inventions and firsts by South Africans. The dolos was the first invention to be featured, followed by the first successful human-to-human heart transplant in 2017.
R2 sterling - silver crown
2½c sterling - silver tickey
Crown & Tickey Set
2018 | NATURA: Palaeontology
A new chapter in the award-winning Natura series begins with the introduction of palaeontology, in recognition of South Africa’s significance to this field and study of plant and animal fossils. In this first instalment of the palaeontology-themed coins, the focus is ‘Rise of the dinosaurs – Archosauria’ over the five 24ct gold coins.
The Karoo supergroup of South Africa is one of the geological wonders of the world. This 12 km thick layer of sedimentary rock was set down over a period of almost 120 million years when South Africa was still part of southern Gondwanaland.
The Archosauria- crocodiles, pterosaurs, dinosaurs and birds- or the ruling reptiles, were magnificent beasts which ruled over the land and sky for 180 million years, from the Triassic to the Cretacecous periods. The Archosauriforms evolved at the end of the Triassic, finally taking over the last enclaves of synapsid domination. The next step of evolution, which saw the rise of the dinosaurs, crocodiles and pterosaurs, was imminent
Each coin in this set depicts a different Archosauriform, together with its scientific name, the word ‘Natura’, the denomination, mass and metal value of the coin.
R100 1oz gold: Coelophysis rhodesiensis
R50 1/2oz gold: Massospondylus carinatus
R20 1/4oz gold: Proterosuchus Fergusi
R10 1/10oz gold: Erythrosuchus
R5 1/20oz gold: Euparkeria capensis
2018 Natura 5 Coin Prestige Set
2018 | PROTEA – LIFE OF A LEGEND: Robben Island, Nelson Mandela
The ‘Life of a Legend – Nelson Mandela’ Protea series was introduced in 2013, representing a different chapter of Nelson Mandela’s life on each year’s coin issue. The 2018 edition features his 27-year incarceration and eventual release.
R25 Gold Coin
R5 Gold Coin
R1 Silver Proof Coin
R1 Silver Uncirculated Coin
2018 Protea Prestige Set
2018 | R1 GOLD – REPTILES: Parrot-beaked Padloper
The 2018 R1 gold coin concludes the theme ‘South African Reptiles’ on the 1/10oz 24ct gold coin which began in 2015 and featured the Nile crocodile, followed by the Cape dwarf chameleon in 2016 and the puff adder in 2017. It features members of the Testudines order which is represented on the reverse of the coin by the parrot-beaked padloper (Homopus areolatus).
The parrot-beaked padloper is part of a group of five species of very small tortoise endemic to southern Africa, and its species ranges from 70g to 650g in mass, while their flat rectangular carapace can vary in length from 60mm to 165mm. It is found in the coastal fynbos and is restricted to the southern Cape. Its colouration is toffee brown with yellow, orange and green, and is similar to the rocks and soil of its habitat, but during the mating season the nasal scales of the males change to a deep orange-red.
Reptiles of the Testudines order include turtles and terrapins, and are characterised by a special skeletal or cartilaginous shell developed from the ribs that act as a shield.
2018 | UNESCO MAN AND BIOSPHERE: Waterberg Biosphere Reserve
Introduced in 2015, The UNESCO man and the biosphere coin series features the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve (WBR) in 2018. A pristine wilderness and important water catchment area for the arid region, the biosphere is situated within the Bushveld District in the Limpopo Province. Preservation of the water resources was one of the main reasons for establishing the biosphere reserve.
R2 Gold Coin
R2 Gold Coin
R2 Sterling-Silver Coin
R2 Sterling-Silver Coin
2018 Prestige Set
2018 | COLOUR COINS: Waterberg Biosphere Reserve
The 2018 colour coin range represents the beautiful fauna and flora of the Waterberg Biosphere, situated in the magnificent Waterberg district in Limpopo. As the name implies, The Waterberg serves as a water reservoir for this arid region.
There are four main river catchment areas which provide water to an area of over 40 000km2. The Waterberg Biosphere Reserve is an area consisting of low mountain ranges and escarpments with poor soils and a relatively low level of economic activity. Habitats are sufficiently represented to ensure that the current high biodiversity is maintained and the low human density ensures large areas of unspoiled wilderness and open spaces are a main characteristic of this biosphere reserve.
R10 YELLOW-THROATED SANDGROUSE
R10 WHITE-BACKED NIGHT HERON
R5 ORANGE TRITONIA
R5 GRASS CRINUM
2018 Prestige Set