South Africa began producing fractional Gold Krugerrands to allow more people the ability to invest in Gold. Their simple, unchanged design is recognized and valued around the world.
- Contains 1/2 oz of Gold.
- Multiples of 15 are packaged in mint tubes. All other coins will be in protective plastic.
- Obverse: Classically portrays the likeness of Paul Kruger, South Africa’s first and only president, along with “South Africa” in Afrikaans and English.
- Reverse: Springbok antelope, the national animal of South Africa, along with the year of minting and Gold weight.
- Minted by the South African Mint.
Protect your Gold Krugerrand with this clear plastic capsule or display it in style by adding an attractive presentation box to your order. You can even add a beautiful coin bezel to turn your Gold Krugerrand into fine jewelry.
Gold Krugerrands have been popular worldwide since their introduction in 1967. Add this beloved 1/2 oz Gold Krugerrand to your cart today!
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The history of the 1/2 oz Gold South African Krugerrand
Many investors choose the 1/2 oz Gold South African Krugerrand because it is minted by the revolutionary South African Mint. Prior to the minting of this South African Gold coin, the concept of Gold bullion investments for the average person was not developed. While other world coins existed, like the Gold British sovereign, the South African Mint saw an opportunity to create mass market Gold bullion that derived value solely from its weight in Gold and in 1967 the Gold Krugerrand was minted. As a result, the Gold Krugerrand from the pioneering South African Mint became the model for Gold coins that other world mints would follow in the coming years.
Why invest in the 1/2 oz Gold South African Krugerrand?
The 1/2 oz Gold South African Krugerrand is a favorite of many investors because of its fractional size, making it a flexible investment. This 1/2 oz South African Gold coin and other fractional coins are easy to store and transport. In addition, these world coins are accessible to investors with smaller budgets. After buying this Gold Krugerrand, browse our inventory of other smaller fractional Gold Krugerrands and build your portfolio incrementally at the pace you desire.
Personalize your collection with this South African Krugerrand and other coins featuring national animals.
This 1/2 oz Gold South African Krugerrand featuring the springbok antelope is a popular choice for those who look to personalize their collections with world coins depicting national animals. Like this South African Gold coin honoring the springbok, the Perth Mint’s Gold Nugget coins feature a nationally recognized animal in Australia, the kangaroo. Other world coins featuring national animals include the Gold Eagle, the most popular Gold coin from the U.S. Mint. In this way, the Gold Krugerrand and other world coins with national animals can help shape your coin collection according to your individual artistic tastes.
The 1/2 oz Gold South African Krugerrand alongside Gold coins from other world mints can diversify your portfolio.
Once you buy the 1/2 oz Gold South African Krugerrand, consider diversifying your portfolio with Gold coins from other world mints. Alongside this South African Gold coin, the Royal Canadian Mint’s Gold Maple Leaf coins make great companion pieces because both coins are infused with historical and intrinsic value and both tend to feature lower premiums over the Gold spot price. Other world coins available at APMEX include the Perth Mint’s Gold Kangaroo coin series featuring the iconic image of a kangaroo that changes annually. Investing in this Gold Krugerrand and other world coins provides investors with the unique opportunity to obtain both historically stable investments as well as highly personalized and globally represented artwork.