1oz Big Five Rhino, 2020, Gold Reverse
    • 1oz Big Five Rhino, 2020, Gold Reverse
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    • 1oz Big Five Rhino, 2020, Gold Box

    1oz Big Five Rhino, South Africa, 2020, Gold

    South Africa, 2020, 1oz Big Five Rhino, Republic of South Africa(RSA)

     

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    The Big Five coin series by the South African Mint, celebrates Africa’s unique natural heritage by embodying the strength and beauty of the Big Five animals on legal tender coins. The “Big Five” term refers to the five most dangerous animals in Africa: the Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhino, and Buffalo.

    The South African Mint celebrates Africa’s unique natural heritage by embodying the strength and beauty of the Big Five in this new series of fine-silver brilliant uncirculated legal tender coins.

    The coins are issued every 6 months, starting with the Elephant and the Lion in 2019. The Rhino is the third of the ferocious 5 to be featured in this series. Rhinoceroses are easily recognised by their prehistoric features such as armour-like bodies and the horns on their foreheads.

    Rhinos, unfortunately, face a dire threat from poaching and rank among the most endangered species on earth. Their horns are made up of the highly sought after keratin, which is used for its supposed medicinal purposes.

    Country

    South Africa

    Year

    2020

    Mintage

    500

    Value

    1 oz

    Metal

    Gold (24 karat)

    Weight

    31.107g

    Diameter

    32.69mm

    Thickness

    2.84mm

    Obverse Design

    JA Geldenhuys (artist) and RC Stone (designer)

    Reverse Design

    Paul Botes (PB)

    Shape

    Round

    Last issue of series

    Obverse

    Front view of Rhino

    Two curved ornaments reminiscent of ivory tusks, the legend SOUTH AFRICA is separated from the inscription BIG FIVE 2020 by a small Coat of Arms of South Africa.

    Lettering:  

    SOUTH AFRICA                   BIG FIVE 2020

    Reverse

    Two halves of the Rhino's face

    The reverse of this 24ct gold 1oz coin features two halves of the face of a rhino so that when two of the coins are placed next to each other, a complete close-up image of the face of a rhino is seen.

    Lettering:

    In a small circle at centre, the mass of the coin 1 OZ is surrounded by its face value FIFTY RAND above and the composition Au 999.9 below (Au is abbreviated from Aurum and stands for "gold" in Latin), 

    Initials  in the lower right, PB, is of the die-sinker (engraver) Paul Botes

    Edge

    Reeded

    The coin is issued in Proof grade only

    Product Details

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    Material
    Gold
    Denomination
    1 oz
    Shape
    Round
    Time
    2000s
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