2005 Krugerrand Launch Set

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The 2005 limited edition  Star of Africa Krugerrand commemorates the centenery of one of the greatest events in diamond history which occured when the world's largest diamond was unearthed at Cullinan on Thursday, 26 January 1905. 

This special edition set consists of a 1 oz Krugerrand which portrays the Star of Africa 100 mintmark.

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The 2005 limited edition  Star of Africa Krugerrand commemorates the centenery of one of the greatest events in diamond history which occured when the world's largest diamond was unearthed at Cullinan on Thursday, 26 January 1905. A miner discovered an enormous diamond in the south wall of the open pit only nine meters from the surface. The gem was plucked from the wall by the then mine manager, Frederick Wells. Weighing 3,106 carats in its uncut state, the diamond was the size of a cricket ball. Purchased by the Transvaal Government, it was presented to King Edward VII on his 66th birthday on 9 November, 1907. The King entrusted the cutting of the stone to the famous Asscher's Diamond Co. in Amsterdam. In all, 105 gems were cut: 96 small stones and 9 major stones. The largest of the stones cut from the Cullinan Diamond, the Cullinan 1, also named the "Great Star of Africa", features in the Royal Sceptre with the Cross as part of the British Crown Jewels. The Cullinan II, the "Lesser Star of Africa" is set in the centre front of the Imperial State Crown of Great Britain

The South African Mint minted a total of 266Star of Africa 2005 Krugerrand Launch  (mintmark) sets which consist of a 1 ounce Krugerrand which portrays the Star of Africa 100 mintmark, and appears to the right of  the Springbok, above the 05 (year) on the obverse of the Krugerrand. 

Included in the set are 3 original tokens which were introduced in 1911, and were used by the miners to purchase goods in the compound.

The 2005 Krugerrand Star of Africa centenary Launch (mintmark) sets are presented in a wooden case and accompanied by a numbered certificate of authenticity

    Mass: 33.93 g, 15.00g
    Diameter: 32.69 mm
    Metal Content: Au 916.67 Cu 83.33, Ag 925 Cu 75
    Reverse Die-sinker: CL Steynberg, A Minnie
    Reverse Artist: none, L Guerra
    Obverse Die-sinker: O Schultz, C Moses
    Obverse Artist: none, L Guerra
    Box Type: Wood
    Purity: 22ct, Sterling Silver
    Extras: Mint Mark
    Actual Mintage: 266
    Estimated Market Value: 2009 R25,000
    Estimated Market Value: 2013 R18,000
    Estimated Market Value: 2014 R18,000

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2005 Krugerrand Launch Set

2005 Krugerrand Launch Set

The 2005 limited edition  Star of Africa Krugerrand commemorates the centenery of one of the greatest events in diamond history which occured when the world's largest diamond was unearthed at Cullinan on Thursday, 26 January 1905. 

This special edition set consists of a 1 oz Krugerrand which portrays the Star of Africa 100 mintmark.

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