South Africa’s premier Gold bullion coin, the Krugerrand, offered in fractional sizes allows more people the ability to invest in Gold at an affordable rate. These smaller coins make it easy to diversify any portfolio with Gold bullion.
- Contains 1/2 oz of Gold.
- Multiples of 15 are packaged in 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: Along with the year of minting and Gold weight, the image of the national animal of South Africa, a Springbok antelope.
- Minted by 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.
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The history of South African Gold coins
South African Gold coins are popular among coin collectors for their history, geographical connection and their artwork, traits that have made them coins of interest to collectors for over 2,000 years. Like these Gold Krugerrands and their beautiful image of a pronking springbok antelope, ancient Roman and Mesopotamian archeological finds suggest that even then people collected coins as portable forms of art. Many collect Gold Krugerrand coins for their historicity, and it is written that the Roman emperor Augustus also collected coins in the first century for their exotic nature. With fractional Gold coins like these, even collectors with smaller budgets can add to their coin collections, making it a hobby that is available to all people today and not only the wealthy as it was in the past.
Why invest in these South African Gold coins?
Buy 1/2 oz South African Gold coins like these Krugerrands because Gold is considered by many to be a wise investment. As Gold Krugerrands have shown, the historical demand for Gold has kept its purchasing power very stable. For thousands of years, Gold has been used to make Gold coins, jewelry and artifacts. The same Gold in Gold Krugerrand coins is used in a wide variety of modern applications including electrical applications because it is highly conductive for heat and electricity. Though the price of these fractional Gold coins may fluctuate as the price of Gold sometimes does, the overall purchasing power of Gold tends to remain stable because of Gold’s finite supply and the demand for the Precious Metal for numerous uses.
How the price of 1/2 oz South African Gold coins is determined.
The price of 1/2 oz South African Gold coins is determined in relation to the base Gold spot price, the price of 1 troy ounce of unfabricated Gold in U.S. dollars. These Gold Krugerrands and other Gold bullion then receive additional premiums for services like fabrication, distribution, dealer services and whatever numismatic or collector value there may be. The price over the Gold spot price you see is this premium price, lower for coins like these that do not have additional premiums for collector value. These fractional Gold coins will offer even lower prices because they are less than 1 troy ounce of Gold, but the price will still reflect the original spot price.
Along with South African Gold coins, build your collection with other beautiful African Gold coins.
In addition to these South African Gold coins, APMEX has available a number of Gold coins from other African countries to help build your African Gold coin collection. Once you buy Gold Krugerrands, add Gold coins to your collection from Burundi like the Gold 100 Francs Statue of Liberty coins or the Gold 100 Francs Big Ben of London coins. In addition to these Gold Krugerrand coins, the Somalia Gold African Wildlife Series is a hit with many collectors as well for both their value and artistry. For many collectors, fractional Gold coins like these Krugerrands offer the chance to buy more coins, so consider building a geographically themed set honoring the continent of Africa.