An Overview of South African Modern Gold Coins

Mandela Series

Mandela Series

To conserve his legacy as both a human rights activist and leader of post-apartheid South Africa, a multitude of coins have been minted in South Africa and internationally to honour South Africa´s icon and ex president Nelson Mandela. All coins depicting his activities, achievements or personality are included in this series.

 

Natura Series

Natura Series

South Africa´s first 24 carat (Au 999.9) Gold coin series was struck in 1994 and depicts South Africa´s rich natural heritage of flora and fauna. The Natura series has been established as the most renowned proof coin series of modern times and has won numerous international awards. Beginning in 1994, with the "Big Five" theme (1994-1998), the SA Mint subsequently produced the "Monarchs of Africa" theme (1999-2001), followed by the "Wild Cats of Africa" theme (2002-2004). Since then the "Giants of Africa" (2005-2008) featuring the hippopotamus, and the "Safari through Africa" (2009-2010) themes have contributed in making the Natura series among the leading coins for both nature lovers and coin collectors.

 

R2 Gold Series

R2 Gold Series

Following the popular paleontological theme(1998-2001), the SA Mint had chosen "World Heritage Sites" as the theme for their 24 carat R2 Gold Quarter ounce series. Starting in 2002, with the launch of the Robben Island commemorative coin, 8 coins depicting the beauty and splendour of South Africa´s World Heritage Sites (As listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list) were produced (2002-2009)

 

R1 Gold Series

R1 Gold Series

The popular 24 carat tenth oz of Gold, commonly referred to as the Cultural Series, depicts the indigenous tribes of South Africa. A series of 10 cultural coins over the years 1998-2007 were created.

 

Kruger Series

Kruger Series

The most commonly produced gold bullion coin in the world, The Krugerrand, is also available in high quality, encapsulated form and often packaged as a rare collectible item. These unique sets form part of the Kruger Series and differ vastly from the common Krugerrand.

 

FIFA Series

FIFA Series

A Series of Gold and Silver Coins and Sets produced to commemorate the extraordinary events of the Football World Cup. A focus in recent years to produce memorabilia designed specifically around the stadiums used and the games played in South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Other coins and sets commemorating many competitions such as the 2006 Germany World Cup are also available in this series.