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South African Mint Offers Numerous Collectible Options Available at APMEX

South African Mint Collection

Since 1941, the South African Mint has been producing beautiful coinage that celebrates many iconic images associated with the country and continent. Chief among these is the Krugerrand Series, available in Gold, Silver and Platinum, but they create numerous coins worthy of purchase.

When someone mentions Africa, it is very likely one of the Big Five is what comes to mind first. The Big Five – the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo – refers to the continent's most dangerous animals. These animals have been featured on South Africa's banknotes since 1990 and now kick off a new bullion series. The first release highlights the impressive elephant with a limited mintage of just 15,000 coins.

Of course, the mint does not only highlight extant species. People around the world are fascinated by dinosaurs and the South African Mint has launched a Natura Rise of the Dinosaurs series in celebration. The first coin focuses on the Erythrosuchus africanus, which is actually an extinct reptile, not quite a dinosaur. Just 50,000 of these .999 fine Silver coins will be made available.

Many times, the South African Mint honors the man who is arguably the most famous South African in history: Nelson Mandela. He was an anti-apartheid revolutionary and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. This Nelson Mandela Gold coin is just one of many that celebrate this wonderful man's life.

South African Mint coins are ideal for adding to or starting any collection. Shop all available products now at APMEX.

About APMEX, Inc.

Since 1999, APMEX has been one of the nation's largest Precious Metals e-retailers, boasting over $10 billion in transactions. APMEX has the largest selection of bullion and numismatic items provided by a retailer, boasting more than 10,000 products. Product offerings include all U.S. Mint bullion such as Gold, Silver and Platinum American Eagle coins. APMEX also sells products from leading mints around the world including The Royal Mint, Perth Mint, Royal Canadian Mint and many others. APMEX is a member of the American Numismatic Association, the International Precious Metals Institute and the Industry Council for Tangible Assets. For additional information, visit www.APMEX.com or call (800) 375-9006.

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