2007 Natura 1 oz figurine- The Eland

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The 2007 Natura 1 oz 24 carat gold coin featuring the Eland as the third animal in the Giants of Africa Series.

This special edition Elamd box is an individually crafted wooden sculpture which was finished by hand

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The Eland (Taurotragus oryx) is a browser, utilising a wide diversity of plant species. It can exist for long periods without open water, but is then reliant on fruits like the tsamma melon and the Gemsbok cucumber, to meet its water requirements.

A grazing Eland is depicted on the reverse of the 1 oz gold coin together with an example of San rock art, the word "Natura" and the denomination "R100". On the obverse, a portrait of on Eland is featured together with the words "South Africa" and the year "2007".

Depictions of Eland are common in San or Bushman rock paintings throughout South Africa. Ancient rock art sheds light on the trance experiences of Bushman shamans (medicine men). When shamans painted an Eland, they did not just pay homage to a sacred animal; they also harnessed its essence. Their rock paintings showed how hunters gained power from the animals that they killed. To the Bushmen the Eland was not just an important source of nourishment, they believed it had supernatural potency.

    Mass: 31.107 grams
    Diameter: 32.69 mm
    Metal Content: Au 999.9
    Reverse Die-sinker: C Moses
    Reverse Artist: N van Niekerk
    Obverse Die-sinker: A Minnie
    Obverse Artist: N van Niekerk
    Box Type: Leatherette
    Purity: 24 carat Gold
    Maximum Mintage: 300 300
    Actual Mintage: 245
    Estimated Market Value: 2008 R9,000
    Estimated Market Value: 2009 R12,500
    Estimated Market Value: 2010 R14,000
    Estimated market value: 2011 R14,000
    Estimated Market Value: 2012 R16,000
    Estimated Market Value: 2013 R17,500
    Estimated Market Value: 2014 R20,000

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2007 Natura 1 oz figurine- The Eland

2007 Natura 1 oz figurine- The Eland

The 2007 Natura 1 oz 24 carat gold coin featuring the Eland as the third animal in the Giants of Africa Series.

This special edition Elamd box is an individually crafted wooden sculpture which was finished by hand

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