2000 R2 Paeleontological Quarter oz - Little Foot

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The 2000 Quarter oz 24 carat gold coin from the paleontology series features the most complete fossil found at Sterkfontein - Little Foot

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In appreciation of South Africa's innermost palaeontoIogicaI secrets the R2 fine gold coin was reintroduced in 1997. To commemorate the exciting celebration of a new millennium, the most recent discovery of international value and

consequence, is the chosen theme for this coin series: The 2000 gold R2 portrays "Little Foot".

"Little Foot" is the most complete skeleton found to date at the Sterkfontein Caves which was recently declared a World Heritage Site. Dr RJ Clark, with the help of Stephen Motsumi and Nkwane Molefe, discovered this ape-man individual. The find was catalogued as StW 573. The most complete skull and foot of an ape-man ever discovered, embedded in the breccia are depicted on the reverse of this coin.

The palaeontological gold (24 ct) coin series is for everyone interested in the mystique 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: 394
    Issue Price: R800
    Estimated Market Value: 2008 R2,000
    Estimated Market Value: 2009 R5,500
    Estimated Market Value: 2013 R5,500
    Estimated Market Value: 2014 R5,500

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2000 R2 Paeleontological Quarter oz - Little Foot

2000 R2 Paeleontological Quarter oz - Little Foot

The 2000 Quarter oz 24 carat gold coin from the paleontology series features the most complete fossil found at Sterkfontein - Little Foot

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