2001 R2 Paeleontological Quarter oz - Gondwana

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The 2001 Quarter oz 24 carat gold coin from the paleontology series features the ancient continental drift known as Gondwana.

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The Palaeontological series started in 1997 when the discovery of "Mrs Ples" was commemorated. The living fossil  the Coelacanth, appeared on the 1998 coin and a Thrinaxodon fossil, as an example of a mammal-reptile from the Karoo, was issued in 1999. The discovery of  "little Foot" a more recent palaeontological find, was portrayed on the 2000 coin.

The theme for the 5th coin in this exciting series is the Gondwana drìft. The coin shows the start of the continental drift of Gondwana, the pre-historic land mass approximately 200 million years ago. It is from this ancient mass of land thatAfrica drifted to become a continent on its own. A primitive  archosaur, Euparkeria, that lived on the African continent at the same time that the continental drift took place, appears on the coin.

The 2001 Palaeontological R2 pure gold coin once again highlights the mystery and fascination of time and evolution.

    Mass: 7.777 grams
    Diameter: 22.00 mm
    Metal Content: Au 999.9
    Reverse Die-sinker: MJ Scheepers
    Reverse Artist: N van Niekerk
    Obverse Die-sinker: AL Sutherland
    Box Type: Leatherette
    Purity: 24 carat Gold
    Maximum Mintage: 1 000
    Actual Mintage: 369
    Issue Price: R800
    Estimated Market Value: 2008 R2,000
    Estimated Market Value: 2009 R4,500
    Estimated Market Value: 2013 R4,500
    Estimated Market Value: 2014 R4,500

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2001 R2 Paeleontological Quarter oz - Gondwana

2001 R2 Paeleontological Quarter oz - Gondwana

The 2001 Quarter oz 24 carat gold coin from the paleontology series features the ancient continental drift known as Gondwana.

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