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1oz South African Krugerrand Gold Coin

Suppose you're seeking a stable and well-known investment gold bullion coin with unparalleled liquidity, which is available ... read more
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1-2 £1 543,82
£1 474,73 4.67%
3-9 £1 540,86
£1 474,73 4.47%
10+ £1 539,38
£1 474,73 4.37%
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Introduction

Suppose you're seeking a stable and well-known investment gold bullion coin with unparalleled liquidity, which is available at a low premium over the prevailing spot price of gold. In that case, the South African Krugerrand Gold Coin could be the investment you are looking for. Launched by the South African Mint in 1967, the Krugerrand rose to fame as the first coin to contain one ounce of gold. To this date, investors have bought some 48 million ounces of fine gold contained in over 60 million coins. Hence, establishing the Krugerrand as the most popular and actively traded gold coin in the 21st century. Moreover, by possessing a Krugerrand gold coin, you gain an implicit guarantee of it being internationally accepted by bullion dealers, financial institutions and investors alike.

Why Buy

  • Krugerrand gold coins are liquid. This stems from the fact that coin dealers, investors, and banks are well recognised and traded globally. There is always a market for Krugerrand gold coins.
  • Krugerrands tracks the price of gold. The value of a Krugerrand coin is primarily determined by its fine gold content, which is linked to the prevailing price of gold.
  • Krugerrand coins are money. Krugerrand gold coins are legal tender in South Africa and are accepted and exchanged throughout the world.
  • Krugerrand gold coins are durable. They are minted from a crown gold alloy that is 91.67 % pure (22 karats). The rest of the alloy contains copper, strengthening the coins’ surface and enhancing its durability, making it suitable for handling.
  • Krugerrand coins are the equivalent of savings. Krugerrands are an ideal choice for any long-term saver who appreciates the security and stability of owning legal tender physical gold coins.
  • Krugerrand gold coins are an excellent way to diversify your portfolio. Gold’s low correlation with other financial assets makes Krugerrands serve as a portfolio hedge against market risk.

Buying gold items means low risks and maintaining wealth

Gold's value has grown over the years making it good to maintain or grow wealth.

  • Product value (1pc)
    £1 543,82
  • Buyback price
    £1 474,73
  • Your risk now
    £69,09

Fact: gold price in GBP has risen 42.65% in the last 10 years. The lowest price was GBP/oz672,86 and the highest GBP/oz1 580,40. Current world market price is GBP/oz1 479,57

History

The Krugerrand does not depict any face value on either side of the coin. The reasoning for this unusual decision was to express the Krugerrand’s value by linking its fine gold content, which is portrayed on the reverse of the coin, with the prevailing market price of gold.

The South African gold mining industry created the Krugerrand gold bullion. 

South Africa was the largest gold mining nation during the mid 20th century, contributing almost 50% to the annual global mine supply. To more easily sell this abundant supply of gold, the South African gold mining industry came up with the idea to develop a circulating gold bullion coin that would exclusively contain gold from the South African mines. The South African Central Bank approved the idea, which authorized the creation of the legal tender Krugerrand gold coin. As a result, the Krugerrand gold coin was struck for the first time in the early 1970s by the South African Mint. It would prove to be the most successful gold bullion coin ever issued by the Republic of South Africa. 

 

Krugerrand gold coins portray President Kruger. 

The obverse of the Krugerrand gold coin depicts Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger, former president of the Transvaal Republic. Kruger would rise to international fame as the head of the Boer resistance against British forces in the late 19th century. The Boers, predominately Dutch-speaking settlers from Europe who lived in South Africa, tired of being ruled by the British Empire, decided to create their own independent country under Transvaal. Paulus Kruger, a descendant of the Boers, would become a leading figure in the Boer quest to become a self-governed nation inside the territories of British controlled South Africa. 

Kruger came from a simple background; born on a farm in 1825 in South Africa, he lacked formal education. However, his hunting and horse riding proficiency would prove good use during his military service in the Transvaal army. Kruger advanced fairly quickly in the army ranks and, by his early 40s, was already promoted to Commandant-General of the Transvaal forces. Kruger’s skills went beyond being a soldier since he was a fine diplomat as well. In 1877, when the Boers clashed for the first time against Britain, Kruger secured a victory for the Boers through diplomatic means. The victory boosted his popularity, and as a result, he was elected president of the Transvaal Republic in the general elections that followed three years later.   

 

The South African Krugerrand contains gold from the richest gold deposit on earth. 

Unfortunately, the peace between the Boers and the British did not last long, as large gold deposits were found inside the territories of the Transvaal Republic in an area called Witwatersrand. Even today, the Witwatersrand region is home to some of the richest gold deposits on earth. It is believed that almost 45% of all the gold ever mined on earth has come from this rich South African gold region. The British, determined to secure control over these vast riches, sent a huge force, by some estimates over 400,000 people strong, to combat the Boers. The Boers, greatly outnumbered by the British force, lost the war. Transvaal was absorbed back into the British Empire in 1902. President Kruger, who managed to escape to Europe, never set foot again in Africa. He died in exile in Switzerland on 14 July 1904.

The South African Mint

South Africa was the largest gold mining nation during the mid 20th century, contributing almost 50% to the annual global mine supply. To more easily sell this abundant supply of gold, the South African gold mining industry came up with the idea to develop a circulating gold bullion coin that would exclusively contain gold from the South African mines. The idea was approved by the South African Central Bank which authorized the creation of the legal tender Krugerrand gold coin. The Krugerrand gold coin was struck for the first time in the early 1970s by the South African Mint and would prove to be the most successful gold bullion coin ever to be issued by the Republic of South Africa. 

Product weight in grams
33.95576
Gold weight in grams
31.10347
Fineness
916.7
Gold weight in troy ounces
1
Diameter
32.7
Thickness
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Face value description
1oz of gold
Manufacturer
The South African Mint, South Africa

Obverse

The obverse portrays the former President of the South African Republic, Paul Kruger. His picture is surrounded by the text "Sud – Afrika" and "South Africa", the country's name in its two native languages, Afrikaans and English.

Reverse

The reverse features a galloping springbok on grass. Above the springbok is the text "KRUGERRAND". Under the animal is the inscribed text "FYNGOUD", which translates as "fine gold", and the coin's weight. The centre of the coin contains the year of mintage, with the first two figures of the year visible on the left of springbok and the last two figures on the right.

Packaging

Each coin is individually packaged in a hard plastic capsule.

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