The Krugerrand Golden Jubilee: 1967 – 2017 book set comprises of the newly-launched Krugerrand Golden Jubilee: 1967 – 2017 book, accompanied by the 2017 1 oz gold Krugerrand coin with a special 50th anniversary mint-mark.
2017 1oz Fine-Silver Proof Krugerrand
To celebrate the enduring value and 50th anniversary of the traditional known and trusted Krugerrand, we decided to produce the legendary icon in different metals in 2017. Silver has been a long awaited and anticipated choice, as it is more affordable than gold and therefore affords the opportunity to a larger market to own a Krugerrand which is highly collectable yet more affordable.
This is the first time a Krugerrand is issued in silver. Due to legislation and because it is non gold, the 1 oz fine-silver Proof Krugerrand features a denomination of R1.
2017 1oz Fine-Silver Premium Uncirculated
To celebrate the enduring value and 50th anniversary of the traditional known and trusted Krugerrand, we decided to produce the legendary icon in different metals in 2017. Silver has been a long awaited and anticipated choice, as it is more affordable than gold and therefore affords the opportunity to a larger market to own a Krugerrand which is highly collectable yet more affordable. The Silver Premium Uncirculated is an even more affordable choice to the Proof, but still enjoys the benefits of being a once off coin produced as part of the greater 50th anniversary celebrations.
This is the first and only time a Krugerrand is issued in silver PU and bears a special 50th anniversary mint-mark. Due to legislation and because it is non gold, the 1 oz fine-silver Proof Krugerrand features a denomination of R1.
2017 1oz Platinum Proof Krugerrand
To celebrate the enduring value and 50th anniversary of the traditional known and trusted Krugerrand, we decided to produce the legendary icon in different metals in 2017. A natural choice was platinum, as South Africa has the largest reserves of this precious metal in the world.
This is the first and only time a Krugerrand is issued in platinum, and it is appropriately limited to only 2 017 pieces with a special 50th anniversary mint-mark. Due to legislation and because it is non gold, the 1 oz Platinum Proof Krugerrand features a denomination of R10.
2017 50oz Gold Proof Krugerrand
The 50 oz gold proof Krugerrand coin is the most monumental offering thus far, taking its position as the flagship offering of the 2017 Anniversary Collection. Issued in 50 oz for the first and only time in 2017 as part of the greater 50th anniversary celebrations, the coin symbolises an ounce of gold for each year being celebrated.
It comes in a very appropriately limited edition of only 50, with a 50th anniversary mint-mark and packaged with additional value added items to make this one of three premium anniversary products.
2017 5oz Gold Proof Krugerrand
The new 5 oz gold proof coin adds weight and significance to the Krugerrand family and provides collectors with an unmatched addition to their treasuries. Issued in 5 oz for the first and only time in 2017 as part of the greater 50th anniversary celebrations, this coin symbolises an ounce for every decade in the legacy of the Krugerrand.
The 5 oz is limited to only 500 pieces, with a 50th anniversary mint-mark, and packaged with additional value added items to make this one of three premium anniversary products.
1967 1oz Gold Krugerrand
The 1967 1oz vintage coin is a re-issue of the first Krugerrand struck in 1967, made from dies manufactured using the original tooling. It is issued in a limited edition of 1 967, and bears a special 50th anniversary mint-mark.
2017 1oz Gold Proof Krugerrand
The 50th anniversary 22-carat 1 oz gold proof Krugerrand coin forms the crown piece of any collectors’ treasury as it is backed by 50 years of experience in crafting the world’s most iconic coin. It is a standard issue 1 oz proof Krugerrand with the issue date of 2017 and a 50th anniversary mint-mark.
2017 1/2oz Gold Proof Krugerrand
The 1/2 oz gold proof Krugerrand was introduced in 1980 in an attempt to make Krugerrand ownership more affordable and available to a larger market. This coin is one of the classic members of the Krugerrand family, and stands as testament to the legacy of craftsmanship expected by collectors the world over. It is a standard issue 1/2 oz proof Krugerrand with the issue date of 2017 and a 50th anniversary mint-mark.
2017 1/4oz Gold Proof Krugerrand
The 1/4 oz proof Krugerrand was introduced in 1980 in an attempt to make Krugerrand ownership more affordable and available to a larger market. This coin forms an integral part of the Krugerrand family and is a pillar of any complete collection with its delicacy of design backed by generations of craftsmanship. It is a standard issue 1/4 oz proof Krugerrand with the issue date of 2017 and a 50th anniversary mint-mark.
2017 1/10oz Gold Proof Krugerrand
The 1/10 oz proof Krugerrand was introduced in 1980 in an attempt to make Krugerrand ownership more affordable and available to a larger market. As one of the iconic members of the Krugerrand family, the 1/10 oz gold proof coin rings together tradition, craftsmanship and distinction, making it the perfect homage to a 50 years of superlative coin design. It is a standard issue 1/10 oz proof Krugerrand with the issue date of 2017 and a 50th anniversary mint-mark.
2017 1/20oz Gold Proof Krugerrand
The 1/20 oz gold proof coin gives testimony of our ever evolving technology and legacy of unrivalled craftsmanship. This denomination is issued for the first time in 2017, with the aim to make Krugerrand and gold ownership more affordable and available to a larger market. The 1/20 oz gold proof coin bears a 50th anniversary mint-mark.
2017 1/50oz Gold Proof Krugerrand
The introduction of the 1/50 oz gold proof coin provides a glimpse at the future of intricacy and artistry, while commemorating 50 years of ever evolving craftsmanship and integrity. This denomination is issued for the first time in 2017, with the aim to make Krugerrand and gold ownership more affordable and available to a larger market. The 1/50 oz gold proof coin bears a 50th anniversary mint-mark.
2017 Krugerrand 50th Anniversary Set
This set compromises of the 50 oz proof gold coin, a first in South Africa, as well as the official ‘Golden Jubilee’ Krugerrand book and stamp sheet. It gives any collector lucky enough to access this masterpiece the opportunity to understand the classic Krugerrand design in more detail than ever before. With only 5 of these sets available, it is the most exclusive coin set in the 2017 50th anniversary collection.
1967 - 2017 Krugerrand Vintage Five Coin Set
This set is comprised of three gold, one platinum and one silver coin. The 1967 1 oz gold re-issue, the 2016 1 oz gold proof and the 2017 1 oz gold proof coins show the collector how the mould has been refined over the years, giving greater detail and finish to the original. The platinum and silver 1 oz proof coins set the stage for the future diversity of the Krugerrand family. The new finish on the surface of the die showcases enhanced colour and texture, which can be beautifully observed in the three precious metals featured in this set.
1967 - 2017 Krugerrand Vintage Three Coin Set
This set includes the 1967 1 oz re-issue, the 2016 1 oz proof and the 2017 1 oz proof coins. It allows collectors to enjoy the legacy of the 1 oz proof Krugerrand, from past to present and highlights the evolving technology and its role in elevating the execution of this iconic design. Each Krugerrand coin is minted in classic 22 carat gold, which speaks to the roots of the coin’s enduring legacy as the modern and enduring gold standard.
2017 Krugerrand Prestige Set
This set is a celebration of all Krugerrand sizes from 1 oz and below. The set includes the original 1 oz, 1/2 oz, 1/4 oz and the 1/10 oz gold proof coins, with the addition of the new 1/20 oz and 1/50 oz gold proof coins. With ever-evolving technology and our legacy of unrivalled craftsmanship, the new 1/20 oz and 1/50oz coins embody a delicate and intricate tribute to 50 years of iconic collectors’ coins.
2017 Krugerrand Fractional Four Coin Set
This set contains the 1/4 oz and 1/10 oz proof coins and the new 50th anniversary 1/20 oz and 1/50 oz proof coins. The fractional set is distinctive and authentic, reflecting a concerted focus on artistry and intricacy in this accessible collector’s set. The artistic process and craftsmanship behind the minting of these coins imbue them with exquisite detail that is amplified by their minute size and weight.
2017 Krugerrand Fractional Three Coin Set
This set is literally the smallest collection for 2017 and easily provides the opportunity to own a collection set at an affordable price. It is comprised of the traditional 1/10 oz coin joined by the new 1/20 and 1/50 coins. This remarkable set in the Krugerrand collection makes the ownership of a rare Krugerrand set within reach to even more collectors, with the combination of the smallest Krugerrands. The artistic process and craftsmanship behind the minting of these coins imbue them with exquisite detail that is amplified by their minute size and weight
2017 KRUGERRAND BRACELET
To celebrate 50 years of retailing fine jewellery and gold coin making, Elegance Jewellers and the South African Mint have partnered to issue a selection of exquisite Krugerrand bracelets.
These beautiful one of a kind waxed cord bracelets feature the 22ct 1/50oz gold Krugerrand coin on the one side and a delicate 9ct gold ‘50’ clasp on the other. Made of either a dainty smooth cord or a bold knotted cord, the bracelet is available in a variety of colours.
The exclusive lapel pin is embedded with the most delicate 22ct 1/50oz gold Krugerrand coin and produced in partnership with one of the country’s leading fine jewellery merchants, Elegance Jewellers to mark the momentous 50th anniversary of the Krugerrand.
Lapels are available exclusively for the anniversary year, in limited quantities.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Krugerrand, the SA Mint collaborates with one of South Africa’s most creative textile designers to unveil a hand-finished, luxurious and unique silk scarf with elements of traditional wax cloth, cowrie shells and bead work beautiful and unique silk scarf.
Its bright and colourful palette is held together through gold and shots of neon pink, and is inspired by South Africa’s rainbow nation.
This is the first and only time the scarf is offered, with a limited edition of only 100.
The current theme, ‘South African inventions’, was launched in 2016, the dolos being the first invention to be featured.
The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the first successful human-to-human heart transplant, performed by a team of around 30 surgeons – led by Dr Christiaan Neethling Barnard – in the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town on 3 December 1967.
R2 sterling-silver crown
The reverse of the R2 crown depicts a human torso indicating the position of the heart, the denomination, the words ‘First heart transplant’, and the year ‘1967’. The obverse features the coat of arms of South Africa, the year ‘2017’, and the words ‘South Africa’ in all the official languages.
2½c sterling-silver tickey
The reverse of the 2½c tickey shows a human heart, the denomination, and ‘CNB’, while the obverse features the words ‘South Africa’, ‘2017’, and a King Protea.
Marine Protected Areas
2017 MARINE PROTECTED AREAS: Prince Edward Islands MPA
The South African government has established a network of marine protected areas (MPAs) to conserve South Africa’s offshore biodiversity and ensure the sustainable use of its marine resources.
In 2013, this four-coin sterling-silver series featured the iSimangaliso MPA in the Delagoa bioregion, followed by the KwaZulu-Natal MPAs in 2014. In 2015, the MPAs in the Agulhas bioregion were denoted and in 2016 aspects of the south-western Cape bioregion were portrayed. This theme concludes in 2017 with South Africa’s first offshore MPA namely the Prince Edward Islands MPA consisting of Prince Edward and Marion Islands located in the southern Indian Ocean, halfway between South Africa and Antarctica.
50c (2 oz, sterling-silver)
The reverse of the 50c features the King penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus), one of the four penguin species which breed on the islands. In 2008, there were approximately 2 000 pairs on Prince Edward Island and about 6 500 pairs incubating eggs on Marion Island. The coin depicts an adult pair and their chick standing among a colony of King Penguins.
20c (1 oz, sterling-silver)
The Marion Island Killer Whale Programme was established as a dedicated research wing of the Marine Mammal Programme to observe, obtain tissue samples and track the killer whales (Orcinus orca) visiting the island’s rocky shores. Most of the research is done inshore due to the proximity of the visiting killer whales who feed on elephant seals, fur seals and penguins. About 60 individuals have been catalogued. The 20c (1 oz) shows two killer whales leaping from the sea.
10c (1/2 oz, sterling-silver)
Prince Edward Island supports about 40 per cent of the world’s wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) population. An adult albatross landing in the ocean is shown on the 10c. It has a circumpolar range in the Southern Ocean and can travel great distances in search of food. Ranging from 2,5m to 3,5m, its wingspan is the largest of any bird, allowing it to remain airborne for many hours without having to flap its wings.
5c (1/4 oz, sterling-silver)
The southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina) featured on the reverse of the 5c spends most of its life out at sea. These seals haul themselves on to land during the breeding season or when they moult in summer and autumn. The males are instantly recognisable by their large, inflatable proboscis and large size. From late August, the males arrive at the breeding grounds before the pregnant females who congregate into groups called ‘harems’. Each group is dominated by a male called a ‘beach master’. The competition among the males is fierce, as depicted on the coin.
The common obverse depicts the national coat of arms, the year of issue ‘2017’ and ‘South Africa’.
The theme ‘South African Reptiles’ began in 2015 on the R1 (1/10 oz) pure gold coin featuring the Nile crocodile, followed by the Cape dwarf chameleon in 2016. The puff adder (Bitis arietans) is featured on the 2017 coin and represents the snakes within this series.
The puff adder is the most common and widespread snake on the African continent. Its colour pattern varies geographically, ranging from yellow through to red-brown, overlaid with a pattern of dark brown to black chevron or u-shaped bands. This colouration and pattern serves as camouflage for both hunting and defence purposes. The snake rarely hunts actively but is known for being extremely aggressive when disturbed; its name is resultant of the snake’s habit of inflating itself and loudly hissing as a warning when disturbed.
After striking its prey, with arguably the fastest strike of 0,25 of a second, it releases its prey as venom is injected and later track the prey through smell.
On the R1 coin the puff adder is shown sniffing the air with its tongue. The denomination of ‘R1’ and the metal value of ‘1/10 oz Au 999.9’, together with its name, is shown.
The South African coat of arms and the year 2017 is presented on the obverse.
The collectable circulation sets are each made up of the following:
The Black Wildebeest or Gnu found in the northern grassveld regions of the Cape, throughout the Free State, KwaZulu Natal and the southern regions of Gauteng. The Black Wildebeest was also depicted on the 2c reverse from 1965 to 1990.
The Kudu, “King of Antelope”, was chosen for the reverse of the R2 coin which replaced the banknote in the 3rd decimal series. The wide spiralling horns are characteristic of the male kudu, which make it one of Africa’s most impressive antelope.
The Springbok, South Africa’s national animal, was first depicted on the silver crown coins from 1947-1951 and 1953-1959. The Springbok was once again chosen for the reverse of the silver 50c (1961-1964), the gold £1 and gold £½ (1952-1960) and the gold R1 and R2 (1961-1964). It was again depicted on the 50c from 1960-1964. From 1977 to 1990, the Springbok appeared on the R1 nickel coins and from 1990 to date, on the smaller R1 in the 3rd series. The Springbok is also depicted on the reverse of our world-renowned Krugerrand.
The Strelitzia (Crane Flower or Bird-Of-Paradise Flower) first appeared together with the Arum Lily and Blue Agapanthus on the 50c coin (1965-1990) as part of the 2nd decimal series, and alone on the 50c in the 3rd series.
The King Protea, South Africa’s national flower, first appeared on the tickey and sixpence from 1925 to 1960 and again in the 1st decimal series (1961-1964) on the 2½c and 5c. The Protea was chosen for the reverse of the 20c in the 2nd series (1965-1989) and 3rd coin series.
The Arum Lily is a distinguished southern African flower. It originally appeared on the 50c coins from 1965-1989. From 1990 onwards it was featured on the 10c coins as part of the country’s 3rd decimal series. In 2012 the plating on the 10c coin was changed from bronze to copper, giving it a reddish appearance.