The Gold Krugerrand coin has enjoyed worldwide popularity since first issued in 1967 with a simple yet classic design depicting two key South African figures: Paul Kruger and the springbok antelope.
- Contains 1 oz of Gold.
- Multiples of 10 are packaged in tubes. All other coins will be in protective plastic.
- Obverse: Likeness of Paul Kruger, South Africa's first and only president, along with “South Africa” in Afrikaans and English.
- Reverse: Along with the year of minting and Gold weight, the image of the national animal of South Africa, a springbok antelope.
- Minted by the South African Mint
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The history of 1 oz Gold Krugerrands
Gold Krugerrands feature a simple yet classic design depicting two key figures in South African history. On the obverse, the Gold Krugerrand coins feature four-term South African President Paul Kruger, who served from 1883 until he fled to Europe in 1900. On the reverse, these Gold coins feature South Africa’s national animal, the springbok antelope, which is hunted as game throughout South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. The South African Gold coins feature the same springbok that was designed by Coert Steynberg and previously used on the South African five shilling.
Why invest 1 oz Gold Krugerrands?
Gold Krugerrands can be a good investment because the premium over spot price is relatively low. As you consider buying Gold Krugerrand coins, watch the spot price of Gold, which is the cost of unfabricated Gold, for the best time to buy. As with other Gold coins and Precious Metals, you will pay the premium price – which includes the cost of fabrication, distribution, a small dealer fee and any numismatic or collector value. These 1 oz South African Gold Krugerrands and other Gold coins with a low premium over spot price are considered by many investors to be an ideal investment.
1 oz Gold Krugerrands help balance retirement portfolios.
Gold Krugerrands are seen by many investors as an excellent investment to balance their portfolios. Many people choose Gold Krugerrand coins after reviewing the Gold prices per ounce on the price of Gold chart, and tracking how Gold often holds its value even as other investments falter. As a result, Gold coins and other investment-grade Gold bullion are often seen as a safe way to hedge against economic downturns. The value of South African Gold is also bolstered by its many uses, from jewelry to industrial products, and finite supply, making it a good choice for many investors.
Gold Krugerrand spurs worldwide popularity of Gold coins.
In the 1970s, Gold Krugerrands were the No. 1 choice for investors seeking to purchase Gold. By 1980, Gold Krugerrand coins accounted for about 90% of the world coin market. That same year, Gold coins were introduced in additional weights by the South African government: 1/5 oz, 1/25 oz and 1/10 oz, making it easier for more people to invest in the affordable sizes. The popularity of South African Gold spurred other governments to mint their own coins, which resulted in the Canadian Gold Maple Leaf in 1979, Chinese Gold Panda in 1982, and American Gold Eagle in 1986.