1997 Natura Half oz - The Buffalo

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The 1997 Natura Half oz 24 carat gold coin featuring the Buffalo as the fourth collection in the Big Five series.

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In unison with nature, the South African Mint proudly introduced the 24 carat Natura series in 1994. The first animal of the "big five" featured in this series was the lion. Depicted on the 1995 Natura was the rhino and in 1996 the elephant. The fourth in this series is the buffalo.

The buffalo's appearance is solid and indestructible. They differ from domestic cattle with shorter legs and the huge blackish horns growing from a large, flattened, helmet-like plate covering and protecting the top of the head. Both sexes have horns.

Buffalo live mostly on grass and they like the lush, sweet growth in river valleys. In times of drought they will browse on leaves and twigs. The average lifespan of buffalo is 20 years.

They have one persistent enemy, the lion, which prey on cows and calves. However it is not unusual for lions to be killed, or severely injured, by the bulls when challenged.

The reverse of the 24 carat gold half ounce coin displays a herd of buffalos moving across the veld.

    Mass: 15.553 grams
    Diameter: 27.00 mm
    Metal Content: Au 999.9
    Reverse Artist: S. Erasmus
    Obverse Artist: AL Sutherland
    Box Type: Leatherette
    Purity: 24 carat Gold
    Maximum Mintage: 1500
    Actual Mintage: 397
    Issue Price: R1,250
    Estimated Market Value: 2008 R3,500
    Estimated Market Value: 2009 R6,500
    Estimated Market Value: 2013 R8,500
    Estimated Market Value: 2014 R8,500

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1997 Natura Half oz - The Buffalo

1997 Natura Half oz - The Buffalo

The 1997 Natura Half oz 24 carat gold coin featuring the Buffalo as the fourth collection in the Big Five series.

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