South African Krugerrand Gold Coin
The Krugerrand is named after Paul Kruger, President of the old South African Republic and featured on the obverse side of the coin. The reverse depicts a springbok, one of the national symbols of South Africa. The name “South Africa” and the gold content are shown in both Afrikaans and English.
First minted in 1967, the Krugerrand from South Africa was the first gold coin to contain precisely one ounce of fine gold.
Made by the South African Mint from coin blanks supplied by the Rand Refinery Limited, these coins are alloyed with a small amount of copper to harden them for durability.