1oz Krugerrand, South Africa, 1971, Gold, Reverse
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1 oz Krugerrand, South Africa, 1971, Gold

South Africa, 1971, 1oz Krugerrand Gold, Republic of South Africa(RSA) - coins have no face value, they are considered legal tender in South Africa; their legal tender denomination - also known as face value - is not fixed and varies depending on the current fixed price of gold on the day of sale.

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Named after First President Paul Kruger, a four-term president of the old South African Republic. The first 1 oz(31.931g) Krugerrand was first minted in 1967 and made it easier to privately own gold. It was minted in a copper-gold alloy that made it much more durable than pure gold.

In 1980, South Africa also introduced smaller bullion coins containing 1⁄2 oz(16.966g),  1⁄4 oz(8.483g), and 1⁄10 troy ounce(3.393g) of gold.  The range was gradually expanded and includes also a massive fifty ounces (50 oz) gold coin, five ounces (5 oz) gold, two ounces (2 oz) gold, twentieth-ounce (1⁄20 oz) gold and fiftieth ounce (1⁄50 oz) gold, a platinum ounce(1 oz),  plus two ounces(2 oz)  silver and one-ounce(1 oz) silver.

Coin Specifications:

Country

South Africa

Year

1971

Value

1 oz

Metal

Gold

91.67% Au, 8.33% Cu(22 karat)

Weight

33.93gm (1 Troy)

Diameter

32.77mm

Thickness

2.84mm

Obverse Design

Otto Schultz

Reverse Design

Coert Steynberg (CLS)

Shape

Round

Last issue of series

Obverse

Features the Portrait of Paul Kruger(facing left). Born Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger(President of the old Republic of South Africa 1883-1900), he was better known to a generation of Dutch-descended South African farmers as Oom Paul, or Uncle Paul, for his support of the Boer cause in South Africa during the Boer Wars against Great Britain.

Lettering:  

SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA

Reverse

Springbok Antelope - one of the national symbols of South Africa

The antelope has featured on the reverse along with Krugers effigy on the obverse since 1967 when the first Gold Krugerrands were issued. The Springbok antelope design comes from Coert Steynberg.

 Lettering:  

 KRUGERRAND (Top Centre)

19                               71

The year of issue is shown broken in half and displayed on both sides of the Springbok Antelope.

FYNGOUD 1 OZ FINE GOLD

CLS (initials, just below the right field above the word, GOLD and below the ground under the Springbok)

Edge

Reeded (no edge inscription)

 

Mintage

Proof Mintage

1971

565,200

6,000

Denomination Diameter*
(mm)
Thickness*
(mm)
Weight
(g)
Fineness Gold content Edge
reeded
(g) (oz t)
1 oz

32.62mm - 32.77mm

2.870mm - 2.972mm (<1976)

2.740mm - 2.972mm(1976-February 1979)

2.740mm - 2.972mm(>1979)

33.930g 22 karat 91.67% 31.10g 1.000 160**
1/2 oz 26.93mm - 27.07mm

2.115mm  -2.215mm

16.965g 22 karat 91.67% 15.55g 0.500 185
1/4 oz 21.94mm - 22.06mm 1.888mm - 1.788mm 8.482g 22 karat 91.67% 7.775g 0.250 150
1/10 oz 16.45mm - 16.55mm 1.25mm - 1.35mm 3.393g 22 karat 91.67% 3.111g 0.100 115
* Maximum dimensions

Material
Gold
Denomination
1 oz
Shape
Round
Time
1900s
Object
Animal - Springbok
Person (king, queen, tsar, president)
Rulers
Paul Kruger