The South African Mint wants to celebrate the milestone of the Krugerrand with the 2017 South African Silver Krugerrand. The mint is producing a wide variety of celebratory silver bullion and collectible products from the famed Krugerrand design, and you’ll find something to fit your portfolio as the mint celebrates half a century of Krugerrand production. The 2017 3 oz 50th Anniversary South African Silver Krugerrand Bar is available to you online today from JM Bullion.
- Arrives in a wooden display box!
- Includes a 1 oz Silver Krugerrand and 2 oz Silver bar!
- Limited mintage of only 5,000 bars!
- Contains a total of 3 Troy oz of .999 pure silver.
- Obverse of coin features image of Paul Kruger.
- Reverse depicts the Springbok antelope.
- Coin sits inside 2 oz silver bar with reverse proof finish.
The South African Mint is celebrating this monumental milestone for the Krugerrand with the striking of a 2017 South African Silver Krugerrand. The new Silver Krugerrand marks the first-ever silver coin in the long-running Krugerrand collection and was unveiled with its first test striking available for viewing at FUN 2017 on January 6th.
All 2017 Silver Krugerrands will have the same designs on both the obverse and reverse sides as the Gold Krugerrand. The obverse of the 2017 1 oz South African Silver Krugerrand Coin features the left-profile portrait of Paul Kruger. He was the 5th President of South Africa and a major political and military figure in early 20th century South Africa during the Boer Wars.
On the reverse of all South African Silver Krugerrand coins is the image of a Springbok antelope. Both sides of the coin have engravings in both English and the native Afrikaans spoken by tribes and ethnic groups in South Africa. The designs on the modern obverse and reverse were refined in 1984, with Otto Schultz revitalizing Kruger’s portrait and Coert Steynberg reimagining the Springbok antelope.
These new Silver Krugerrand coins sit neatly inside a 2 oz silver bar that features the image of a Springbok antelope leaping across the prairies of South Africa as a cluster of clouds floats in front of the sun. The obverse allows you to see the obverse of the Silver Krugerrand as well, along with a herd of antelopes standing on the plains and engravings of “1967 – 2017” and “50th Anniversary.”
The South African Mint is the official sovereign mint of the Republic of South Africa. Headquartered in Centurion, in Gauteng province outside of Pretoria, it produces coinage for the South African Reserve Bank.