The challenging conditions created by the latest upsurge of the COVID-19 virus are likely to affect the choices of gifts we make throughout the year. Times are tough, and we need to consider gifts that are not only thoughtful but have timeless value and charm. There is thus no better time to give the gift of collectable coins.

Gift a coin

The South African Mint has a range of beautiful products that not only have that undeniable ‘wow’ factor, but also come with the intrinsic promise of lasting numismatic value over time.

New coin collectors can enter the world of coin collecting with the proof version of the South African currency, which is not only excellently produced to mint condition, but also bears the year of receipt. This is also the perfect gift for loved ones who have never considered collecting coins.

Amongst our silver offerings is the stunning colour coin range, which features the unique fauna and flora of our beloved country, as well as the crown and tickey range, which shows off the wonderful inventions that have come from its people.

These beautiful silver products are priced well below their gold counter-parts, ensuring that, even in the midst of financial uncertainty, you can still afford to express your gratitude and love to those close to you.

Gold, the ultimate gift

Those well-versed in coin collecting know that the gift of gold is the ultimate gesture. Gold can be passed down from generation to generation, and gifting yourself or a loved one a gold coin is the ultimate present.

A gold coin is an auspicious gift that has been synonymous with South Africa ever since the discovery of the world’s largest gold reefs in the country. It is durable, beautiful, and cherished for a lifetime.

The South African Mint offers an assortment of beautiful gold coins depicting a wide range of themes and designs, from the Big 5 gold offerings to the traditional and legendary Krugerrand in a variety of sizes and configurations. There is even something for the historian who would marvel at the heritage illustrated on our Natura and Protea collections.

Take time to browse through the stunning collections on our website, and speak to a sales consultant today about which of our beautiful symbols of national heritage and pride would say ‘I love you’ best.

For the kids: colour-my-heart activity

Give the kids something to do while you browse our collections. Let them follow the coins to discover the heart with this month’s activity.